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Alex Jones ordered to pay more than $4 million in damages to the Sandy Hook family

A verdict has been handed down in the trial of Infowars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. A jury in Austin, Texas, says he must pay more than $4 million in damages to the parents of six-year-old Jesse Lewis who was killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre.

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis filed a defamation lawsuit against Jones over his allegation that the school shooting, which killed 20 children and six adults, was fraudulent.

Both gave passionate testimony as they sat on NAIJAONPOINT stand about how Jones’s lies – broadcast to millions – affected their lives and prolonged their grief. Mrs. Lewis can confront Jones and look him in the eye when she talks about her son.

The charges were filed for a total of $150 million with eight separate charges. On Friday, the jury will return to consider evidence regarding whether punitive damages should also be awarded to Jones, which could push the total prize much higher.

Jones faces another lawsuit in Texas, filed by a different family, and another lawsuit in Connecticut for the families of eight of the victims. During the trial, it was also revealed that his own attorney had falsely shared the entire contents of Jones’ phone with the opposition legal team, who were asked to provide them to the Jan. 6 committee.

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Watch: Judge Gamble reads verdict

Alex Jones ordered to pay more than $4 million in damages to the Sandy Hook family

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Jones calls for ‘prayers’ at Infowars as his lyrics are handed over to the Jan. 6 committee

Alex Jones begged for the prayers of his Infowars audience as he lashed out at his “damned” lawyers for accidentally handing over a copy of his cell phone data.

The right-wing conspiracy theorist was stunned when the lawyers of a Sandy Hook family who were suing him for $150 million revealed that his own legal team accidentally sent them the copy during the trial earlier this week.

Now it looks like the Jan. 6 commission will also get a copy of his text messages and emails.

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Summary: Why Alex Jones is being sued by the victims’ families

Hours after 26 people were shot and killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012, Alex Jones began spewing false claims that the massacre was not real.

More than 10 years later, the far-right conspiracy theorist’s inflammatory comments continue to haunt him as the families of the shooting victims — including 20 young children — hold him accountable in court.

After multiple attempts by the Infowars host to delay and derail justice, his time is finally up.

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Jones loses bid to sue and to destroy texts falsely shared with opposing legal team

Alex Jones launched an unsuccessful attempt to destroy text messages accidentally sent to Sandy Hook families’ lawyers as a jury deliberates on the damages owed by the Infowars host for defamation.

Jones’ attorney, Andino Reynal, filed an emergency application for protection Thursday morning and also requested a mistrial over the texts he had mistakenly sent as part of the discovery.

Mr Reynal said the lyrics contained personal medical records and communications that fall under attorney-client privilege and accused plaintiff’s attorney Mark Bankston of viewing files unrelated to the case.

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Jones Tried To Blow Supplements From The Stand In A $150 Million Defamation Lawsuit

Alex Jones tried to promote his supplement business while in the stands in his $150 million lawsuit against Sandy Hook.

The conspiracy theorist boasted about the quality of the vitamins sold at Infowars in an elaborate diatribe to the jury.

That jury is responsible for deciding how much in damages Jones should pay to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who lost their six-year-old son Jesse Lewis in a 2012 school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.

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‘Do you think I’m an actress?’: Sandy Hook victim’s mother leads a strong conviction of Alex Jones

The mother of a six-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting has testified in the Alex Jones defamation case and spoke directly to the right-wing Infowars host about the devastating impact of his conspiracy claims.

Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, the parents of Jesse Lewis, sued Jones and his company Free Speech Media for $150 million for the harassment they claim they suffered after the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

“Jesse was real,” Ms. Lewis told Jones as he sat in court in Travis County, Texas, as she testified on Tuesday. “I’m a real mother.”

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Both legal teams claim victory with verdict

Both sides have found a way to claim victory from the jury’s verdict to award the plaintiffs $4.1 million in damages.

“That’s a damn good start and we’re now in the penalty phase,” said Mark Bankston, attorney for Sandy Hook parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis.

“I think on behalf of the entire legal team, today was an absolute justification for the American justice system. We are very pleased with the verdict so far and look forward to presenting the rest of the case,” said Andino Reynal, Alex Jones’ attorney.

The damages – which could be considerably higher – will be decided tomorrow.

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Jones claims taking data from phone violates 4th, 5th and 6th amendments

In an Infowards video released today, Jones claims through a lawyer that “seizing and stealing” the data on his phone violates his constitutional rights.

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What about punitive damages?

The jury will be back tomorrow morning for the punitive damages portion.

Prosecutors’ attorneys will call one witness, but Alex Jones will not return to NAIJAONPOINT stand.

The jury will then determine punitive damages in addition to today’s prize of $4,110,000 for actual damages.

There is a limit to what punitive damages can be, but it is considered a reasonable multiplier, perhaps ten times the compensatory damages.

Here’s attorney Mark Bankston explaining:

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Jones must pay more than $4 million in damages to the Sandy Hook family

Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been ordered to pay more than $4 million in damages to the family of a Sandy Hook victim.

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose six-year-old son Jesse was one of 20 students and six adults killed in the mass shooting, have sued Jones and his media company over claims that the massacre was a “false flag” operation and that the victims didn’t really exist.

They had asked for $150 million in damages and a new trial to determine the punitive damages is now expected to take place on Friday.

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