Denied school shooting: US court ordered conspiracy theorist to pay $49 million

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Denied school shooting: U.S. court orders conspiracy theorist to pay $49 million

Alex John has repeatedly claimed that the attacks on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut was not in 2012. In addition, the man claims that the US authorities were involved in the terrorist attack in New York, and the presidential elections in 2020 were rigged.

American right-wing journalist, founder of the InfoWars platform and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, was ordered by a US court to pay $45.2 million for false information about the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, when 26 people were killed. Previously, he was awarded $4.1 million, so Jones is obliged to pay almost $50 million, according to NPR.

Alex Jones has reportedly repeatedly stated that there was no attack on Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut in 2012. According to him, the tragedy that killed 26 people was staged by hired actors in order to get tougher gun laws.

Jones spent years telling his audience that one of the worst school tragedies in American history was draw. The parents of the murdered first grader sued the man, as a result of which he was ordered to pay them $ 4.1 million for mental suffering. The total damage caused to the founder of InfoWars amounted to $49.3 million.

The parents of their murdered 6-year-old son said that Alex Jones made their lives a “living hell”

“I can't even describe the last nine and a half years. for the recklessness and negligence of Alex Jones,” the boy's father said.

Jones told his parents that he never intended to hurt them. He admitted that the massacre really took place, despite the fact that year after year he repeatedly stated that the shooting was staged.

Sandy Hook shooting

On the morning of December 14, 2012, a shooting occurred in Newtown, Connecticut. 20-year-old Adam Peter Lanza first shot his mother at home, and then arrived at the elementary school. There he killed 20 children and six adults, wounded two more people, and then committed suicide. In total, 27 people died at his hands. This is one of the most mass murders in American educational institutions.

What Alex Jones is known for

According to DW, Alex Jones is very influential in right-wing circles and is a supporter of former US President Donald Trump. He made a lot of money spreading conspiracy theories, in particular, he claimed that the American authorities were involved in the September 11, 2001 attacks in New York. Jones also claimed that the defeat of Donald Trump in the presidential election in 2020 was the result of massive fraud.

August 2, a US court gave the longest term to a man who stormed the Capitol. He was sentenced to seven years and three months in prison.

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