Sandy Hook Parents To Receive $45.2 Million In Punitive Damages From Alex Jones

Jones claimed that Sandy Hook massacre was a hysterical joke . Jones' company, Free Speech Systems, filed for bankruptcy last week .

Washington, D.C. (January 6, 2021): A Texas jury sentenced Alex Jones to $45.2 million in punitive damages for falsely claiming that the deadly 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school shooting in Connecticut was a hysterical joke.Jones, who has long claimed to have a large following on InfoWars, argued that his denialism, as well as his ability to influence the opinions of thousands of followers, caused real emotional distress.Alex Jones stopped the spreading of fake news and lies, he said.Free Speech Systems, a company owned by Jones, filed for bankruptcy last week, and Jones' stated bankruptcy in April.