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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 Erupts in Courtroom
Alex Jones Erupts
in Courtroom

Alex Jones Erupts in Courtroom

Infowars host testifies that he's through apologizing for false claims

(Newser) - Alex Jones took the stand Thursday at his Connecticut defamation trial, acknowledging he had promoted the conspiracy theory that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, but angrily refusing to keep apologizing for that. More than a dozen relatives of the 26 shooting victims showed up to observe his...

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...

Jones Rips Trial With Infowars on Stand
Infowars
Representative
Takes Stand

Infowars Representative Takes Stand

Families' lawyer asks how seriously company is taking trial

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who is on trial in Connecticut for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre a hoax, continued Friday to describe the proceedings as a "kangaroo court" from his Infowars studio in Texas. Jones' commentary became a focus of testimony on the fourth day of the trial,...

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...

Jury Awards Punitive Damages in Alex Jones Case of $45M

Lawyer had asked jurors to send a message to "stop the monetization of misinformation'

(Newser) - The jury in Alex Jones' defamation trial on Friday awarded the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School punitive damages of $45.2 million. Jones' lawyer immediately objected, the New York Times reports, pointing out to the judge that Texas law limits punitive...

Jury Tells Alex Jones to Pay Parents $4M

Jury will decide punitive damages next

(Newser) - A Texas jury on Thursday ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in compensatory damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy who was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, marking the first time the Infowars host has been held financially liable for repeatedly...

Lawyers 'Messed Up,' Sending Alex Jones' Texts to Opponents

Infowars host had said under oath that there was nothing on his phone about Sandy Hook killings

(Newser) - Alex Jones said in a sworn deposition that there's nothing on his cellphone about the Sandy Hook school massacre. That position became uncomfortable Wednesday when the Infowars host was on the stand in his defamation trial in Texas and learned that his lawyers "messed up." Mark Bankston,...

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....

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'...

Alex Jones' Infowars Files for Bankruptcy
Infowars Files
for Bankruptcy

Infowars Files for Bankruptcy

Move by Alex Jones comes amid legal losses over his Sandy Hook hoax claims

(Newser) - Alex Jones' legal and financial trouble keeps mounting. His Infowars site has filed for bankruptcy after Jones lost three lawsuits to relatives of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting, reports Bloomberg . Jones initially spread the conspiracy theory that the shooting was a hoax, though he has since recanted. Victims'...

Court Fines to Be Paid Back to Alex Jones

Infowars host eventually showed up for deposition in Sandy Hook case

(Newser) - Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will be getting back the $75,000 in fines he paid to a Connecticut court for failing to appear at a deposition last month in a lawsuit over his assertions that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax, a judge has...

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...

Sandy Hook Families Quickly Nix Alex Jones' Settlement Offer

Lawyers say Jones is just trying to 'escape a public reckoning'

(Newser) - Infowars host Alex Jones offered to pay $120,000 per plaintiff to resolve a lawsuit by relatives of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims who said he defamed them by asserting the massacre never happened, according to court filings Tuesday. The offer was quickly rejected by the families, the AP...

Judge Makes Rare Move in Alex Jones Case—for 4th Time

Infowars host is guilty by default in Connecticut defamation case, just as he was in Texas

(Newser) - Alex Jones is now 0 for 4 in defamation cases brought by parents of victims in the Sandy Hook school shooting. On Monday, a judge in Connecticut took the rare step of finding Jones guilty by default because he repeatedly refused to hand over documents pertinent to the trial, reports...

Jones Loses Sandy Hook Cases by Default

Conspiracy theorist repeatedly failed to comply with orders to provide documents

(Newser) - Alex Jones has lost two more court cases and is going to have to pay more damages to the families of children killed in a mass shooting he claimed was a hoax. A Texas judge has issued two rare default judgments against Jones and his conspiracy theorist media outlet, Infowars,...

Podcasters Track Descent of Alex Jones

As Infowars traffic falls, hosts who mock it wonder what they'll do next

(Newser) - Dan Friesen and Jordan Holmes are following Alex Jones closely on his way down, but they aren't fans. They are growing concerned, though, about the Infowars host hitting bottom. "He just feels less and less in control of what he's doing. The presentation is reckless and absurd,...

Supreme Court Rejects Alex Jones' Request in Sandy Hook Case

High court offered no comment on its decision

(Newser) - The US Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal by Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, who was fighting a Connecticut court sanction in a defamation lawsuit brought by relatives of some of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the AP reports. Jones was...

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