Alex Jones owes millions in damages in Sandy Hook defamation case: Jury

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Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been found liable for defamation for repeatedly calling the Sandy Hook school massacre a hoax, while labelling victims’ families as “crisis actors.”

A Texas jury has decided Jones must pay US$4 million in compensatory damages to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son 6-year-old Jesse Lewis was among the 26 people killed in the December 2012 in Newtown, Conn.

Global’s Jackson Proskow looks at the proceedings and why it’s just the start of the Infowars host’s legal problems.

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43 comments

Louise Gibson August 5, 2022 - 7:15 AM

No, the Judge needs disbarred and there will obviously be an appeal as nothing was even done legally! Unbelievable that a kangaroo court like that was allowed. Further tragedy for those families to have an unscrupulous prosecution and insane Judge! However.. can we all sue CNN et al for billions due to intentional infliction of emotional distress for years.. now that a precedent has been set ? Asking for a friend!

i i August 5, 2022 - 7:15 AM

while global news pedals their own conspiracy theory

No borders = No welfare August 5, 2022 - 7:15 AM

Can't have free speech.

s mitchell August 5, 2022 - 7:16 AM

Fake Trial

Rupert Periwinkle August 5, 2022 - 7:16 AM

ALERT : All the TROLLS who comment on here are far right-wing fascists that wear white pointy cloaks!

No borders = No welfare August 5, 2022 - 7:16 AM

Ridiculous! How much does murder-victims families get?

Jake Makanui August 5, 2022 - 7:17 AM

So a crazy gunman killed these children but it was Alex Jones that made the parents miserable.

i August 5, 2022 - 7:21 AM

welp, Alex Jones…

Maine Man /Falling 🌟 Nov Ltg ⚡️ August 5, 2022 - 7:25 AM

Alex Jones was the guy who messed up the truth that several thousand people including myself have been trying to get out , he is nothing but paid opposition 🌩
Eat a Hot Dog 🌭 on 7/11 , get your Callender correct.
Lightning ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️ ⚡️

SpaceRaider August 5, 2022 - 7:26 AM

Yea man, Alex Jones makes me miserable just looking at that fat mess

Bb August 5, 2022 - 7:26 AM

rip

Konnie Smitt August 5, 2022 - 7:26 AM

I stand with Jones. He made a stupid mistake, but this is overboard and much of the public information is false and out of context.

Winston Smith August 5, 2022 - 7:27 AM

Joe and Hunter Biden, earned millions from Ukraine’s, gas industry, and neither of them are gas experts.

overlex August 5, 2022 - 7:28 AM

STIFFLING FREEDOM OF SPEECH

Travis Glenn August 5, 2022 - 7:28 AM

now that is some unbiased reporting right there. your tax dollars at work. somebody is looking to get a raise or a date in the elevator perhaps.

Banker2 August 5, 2022 - 7:28 AM

So what about all those organizations that said the Hunter Biden laptop was fake. A lie that literally changed the last American election. 18% said they would not have voted for Biden if they knew about the contents of the laptop. I can’t imagine what the penalty would be in that class action lawsuit. Hey Global why haven’t you reported on the Hunter Biden laptop? Why is it only right wing nuts get prosecuted and left wing nuts are immune from prosecution. Wake up Canada.

Ivan Illyinch August 5, 2022 - 7:28 AM

Suddenly that there's bad words about Alex, global broadcasts it like theres no tomorrow 😂 no one is deceived, he already apologized for his mistake, he is allowed to make money off his products whether one likes it or not and doesn't owe the families one single cent.

onejohn2.26 August 5, 2022 - 7:29 AM

Free speech is dead.
LEAVE ALEX ALONE!

Shane Wilson August 5, 2022 - 7:29 AM

Alex Jones for President. 2024 🙏👍🇺🇸

Paul Sycam August 5, 2022 - 7:30 AM

I can’t stand Alex Jones but this is actually one of the most openly corrupt court cases I have ever watched. He did not get a fair trial to any degree. No due process. It was almost Orwellian to watch the judge pre determine that he was guilty and openly tell the jury that.

Gods Grace August 5, 2022 - 7:32 AM

This is nothing more than propaganda itself. Making an example of him for free speech. Fear, to speak!! 🙄

Perry Jones August 5, 2022 - 7:33 AM

Does this mean CBC and Global News, both can now be sued by people who had their lives made a living hell by adverse effects of the Covid vaxxine ….. for $millions?

J August 5, 2022 - 7:34 AM

Throw Alex Jones in jail!🤬
The award isn't high enough for the damage this lying #*"$ caused & don't forget the Perjury charge!

Phesoj Sitanrebug August 5, 2022 - 7:35 AM

Why would he be responsible for other adults behavior???

Boois Hoois August 5, 2022 - 7:37 AM

Considering they were seeking $150M+, seems pretty reasonable.

Kevin Ronald August 5, 2022 - 7:38 AM

Meanwhile Biden torches North America

Orion the Hunter August 5, 2022 - 7:38 AM

Harmful conspiracy theories eh! Keep believing that and you’ll be a victim of your own ignorance! There should be a mistrial! He’s not being treated fairly.

G Hadi August 5, 2022 - 7:39 AM

Not to too bad, actually. The man made alot money off this situation and has been ordered to pay only a fraction of what he took in…well done sir, well done, great business model

R Muro August 5, 2022 - 7:39 AM

Ummm did he tell people to go shoot up their home and cars?
He has a right to think and say what he wants. Alex has admitted he has made mistakes but… he has gotten a lot right! Do some research…

The Moorish Science Monitor August 5, 2022 - 7:39 AM

✌🏾🇲🇦🤚🏾

Cheryl Callahan August 5, 2022 - 7:40 AM

I don't think Alex Jones caused Sandy Hook debacle appreciate your videos Listening 🌟 from Mass USA TYVM 💙 Roger Alex

Jimmy Freeman August 5, 2022 - 7:41 AM

Alex made a mistake but got punished for who he is.

EEK! The cat August 5, 2022 - 7:43 AM

Pay a small fine ,too make 30x fold ….. Alex is a hell of an entertainer .

Exposing Proxy Stalking Organized Harassment August 5, 2022 - 7:44 AM

The political left wants to witch hunt the right. The political right should witch hunt the left as a return favor.

William Bell August 5, 2022 - 7:44 AM

The number of people trying to come up with lame excuses to cover for the head of a multibillion dollar media Corporation using the power of that organization to defame innocent people in order to make money is kinda saddening.

Simon Templar August 5, 2022 - 7:46 AM

I hope Jones is destroyed by these court cases. Sadly he has earned so many hundreds of millions off the suckers who buy his fake goods that will be unlikely to happen. The man is pure evil.

TheRedScourge August 5, 2022 - 7:47 AM

Be right back, going to file a class action lawsuit against every media company that ever says something that deeply offends me.

Michelle Turner August 5, 2022 - 7:49 AM

This trial is not a trial. It’s a witch hunt.

Bruce Aitken August 5, 2022 - 7:50 AM

Good! It's time people like this suffer for their crimes. In Canada we have to fight against corruption in the civil service. Vancouver Coastal Health slandered my name and put false information in my file because I started to ask for the records of a prior treatment, but I can't get any help in Vancouver because all of the agencies meant to "help" me here are all paid for by VCH themselves.

Wendy Rimmer August 5, 2022 - 7:51 AM

Bring them all down!

frogicus August 5, 2022 - 7:52 AM

🧂🧂REE-E-E-E-E-E ! 🧂🧂

scott darling August 5, 2022 - 7:52 AM

Nore lies from global “news”

Chad Smith August 5, 2022 - 7:54 AM

The libs are head hunting they have been after alex for a while, they have tucker carlson on the list as well