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Report: Aaron Rodgers Spews Sandy Hook Conspiracies
Report: Aaron Rodgers
Is a Sandy Hook Truther

Report: Aaron Rodgers Is a Sandy Hook Truther

CNN journalist describes conversation with Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s potential running mate

(Newser) - This file has been updated with Rodgers' comment. One of two leading contenders for Robert F. Kennedy Jr.'s running mate, New York Jets quarterback Aaron Rodgers, could provide a boost to the long-shot presidential bid. Or he could do the opposite, as CNN reports that Rodgers has "...

Sandy Hook Families Vote to Liquidate Alex Jones' Assets

Liquidation plan, requiring judge approval, favored over offer of $55M over 10 years

(Newser) - The families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting have rejected Alex Jones' offer to pay them $55 million over 10 years. The families, who won $1.5 billion in defamation damages against the bankrupted Infowars host, have instead voted in favor of liquidating Jones' assets as...

Musk Puts Alex Jones on X Again
Musk Puts
Alex Jones
on X Again

Musk Puts Alex Jones on X Again

After survey, billionaire flops on promise to keep conspiracy theorist off the platform

(Newser) - Alex Jones has posted his first tweet since 2018, and it wasn't a heartfelt apology to the Sandy Hook families. Elon Musk, the social media platform's boss, put Jones back on the site Saturday after asking users whether he should; 70% of roughly 2 million votes in the...

Sandy Hook Families Give Alex Jones Options for Paying

Info Wars host has ignored damages he owes while living an unchanged lifestyle

(Newser) - Weary of Alex Jones continuing to live in luxury while ignoring the debt he owes them , the families who won a defamation lawsuit against the Info Wars host last year have given him a choice for paying up. A filing in US Bankruptcy Court in Texas by his creditors and...

At Sandy Hook, They Saw the Horrors We Can't Possibly Imagine

The 'New York Times Magazine' speaks to the crime-scene investigators

(Newser) - The horrifying scenes of school shootings are impossible to picture for all but a few people: those tasked with meticulously documenting the scene. In a lengthy piece for the New York Times Magazine , Jay Kirk recounts what Detectives Art Walkley and Karoline Keith and Sgt. Jeff Covello took on when...

Families Face Quandary in Collecting From Alex Jones

Infowars host, facing judgment, has been shifting assets

(Newser) - Alex Jones, the Infowars conspiracy broadcaster who has been ordered to pay families of Sandy Hook mass shooting victims more than $1 billion in defamation damages, has been moving assets to where his creditors can't touch them. Jones has put property, business deals, and cash totaling millions of dollars...

Michigan State Student Survived Sandy Hook, Too

'The fact that this is the second mass shooting that I have lived through is incomprehensible'

(Newser) - As Michigan State University grapples with Monday night's mass shootings , one student in particular at the school is speaking out. "I am 21 years old, and this is the second mass shooting that I have now lived through," Jackie Matthews said in a TikTok video shared Tuesday,...

Connecticut State Trooper Has Kept His Sandy Hook Promise

Survivors, family members, first responders, and others look back on 10th anniversary of massacre

(Newser) - Wednesday is the 10th anniversary of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary , in which a gunman massacred 20 first-graders and six adults in Newtown, Connecticut. In the decade since, the victims' families have struggled with a painful new life without their loved ones, and the town of Newtown has...

Experts: Alex Jones Looking at Financial Ruin

Unable to pay the full penalty, 'he may be forced to live a subsistence type of life'

(Newser) - The $965 million awarded to 15 Connecticut plaintiffs who suffered from Infowars host Alex Jones' promotion of the lie that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax is "the largest defamation verdict in US history, certainly on compensatory damages," University of California law professor...

After Rant, Alex Jones Delays Next Testimony

Lawyer says it's an effort to 'lower the temperature' in Connecticut courtroom

(Newser) - Given Alex Jones' angry outburst in court on Thursday, his lawyer has decided he's in no hurry to put the Infowars host back on the stand. Norm Pattis told the Connecticut court Friday he'll call Jones to the stand next week, USA Today reports. "We think that...

Alex Jones Arrives at Court, Calls Judge a 'Tyrant'

Infowars host is again facing penalties for his Sandy Hook conspiracy theories

(Newser) - A defiant Alex Jones arrived at a Connecticut courthouse Tuesday, declaring his innocence despite already being found liable for spreading the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax, per the AP . A jury has been hearing evidence for a week to determine how much Jones must...

Lawyers Accuse Alex Jones of Hiding Assets

'Alex Jones is not financially bankrupt; he is morally bankrupt'

(Newser) - Lawyers for the families of Sandy Hook victims say Alex Jones has been shuffling millions of dollars between relatives and companies while claiming to be bankrupt. The families have asked a federal bankruptcy court to appoint a trustee to take charge of Free Speech Systems, the parent company of the...

Roger Stone Asks People to Donate to Alex Jones

Trump ally made the call after punitive damages verdict came out

(Newser) - Roger Stone is calling for supporters to send donations to Alex Jones after the Infowars host was ordered to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. Jones was also hit with a verdict of $4.1...

Alex Jones Takes Stand, Addresses Parents of Slain 6-Year-Old

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis got into a heated exchange with him later

(Newser) - The parents of Jesse Lewis, who was murdered at 6 years old in the Sandy Hook massacre, took the stand Tuesday in the trial to determine what damages Alex Jones owes for defamation. Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis said the conspiracy theorist Infowars radio host made their lives "hell,...

Amid Trial, Alex Jones Makes Bankruptcy Move

He puts parent company of Infowars into Chapter 11 protection

(Newser) - Amid the first of three trials to determine how much he must pay because of his admitted Sandy Hook lies, Alex Jones made an unexpected financial move on Friday, reports USA Today . Jones put Free Speech Systems, the parent company of his Infowars media empire, into Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection....

One Attorney Flips Off Another in Alex Jones Case

Things got testy after court adjourned

(Newser) - Things got testy in an Austin courtroom this week in Alex Jones' Sandy Hook trial . Video from the Law & Crime Network catches Jones attorney Andino Reynal flipping the middle finger to Mark Bankston, an attorney for Sandy Hook parents. As the Houston Chronicle reports, their exchange happened after court...

Sandy Hook Family Has a Dollar Amount for Alex Jones

They say he should pay them $150M

(Newser) - For the first time, a Sandy Hook victim's family has named a price they believe Alex Jones should pay for defaming them with his lies about the Dec. 14, 2012, mass shooting at a Connecticut elementary school. The lawyer for the parents of Jesse Lewis, one of the 20...

Sandy Hook Parents Get Their Turn Against Jones

They will testify about the toll his lies took in trial to determine how much he owes

(Newser) - Alex Jones' legal and financial troubles for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook mass shooting reach a critical point Tuesday as a trial begins in Texas to determine how much he owes. And as the New York Times reports, parents of the young victims will testify themselves about how Jones'...

After $75K in Fines, Alex Jones Finally Sits for Deposition

He then immediately applied for the money to be returned to him

(Newser) - Alex Jones was questioned Wednesday by lawyers for families of Sandy Hook victims in Connecticut, where a judge had ordered the Infowars host to face mounting fines until he appeared for a deposition, the AP reports. Relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012...

Alex Jones to Be Fined $25K a Day Until He Is Deposed

Right-winger claimed he was sick, but he somehow made it into studio to record his radio show

(Newser) - Update: Alex Jones will be fined $25,000 for each weekday that he fails to appear for a deposition in a lawsuit brought against him by the families of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting. A Connecticut judge found him in contempt of court...

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