A Connecticut jury has ordered Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion in compensation to families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
Jones told millions of listeners on his Infowars show the shooting was a hoax and the victims were crisis actors.
He was sued in multiple states.
Jones was combative in court saying at one point, “Is this a struggle session? Are we in China?
“I’ve already said I’m sorry hundreds of times and I’m done saying I’m sorry.”
A Texas jury previously ordered Jones to pay $49.3 in August.
Erica Lafferty, the daughter of Sandy Hook Elementary principal Dawn Hochsprung, who was killed during the school shooting, said:
“And in this big moment, like in every big moment, since the shooting, I wish I could just call my mom and tell her about it.
“I would tell her about the horror of watching Alex Jones hold court with the press outside, right here.
“About the disappointment of so many news outlets who’ve known us since 12-14 run his words unfiltered.
“The heartbreak of reliving the shooting as so many families shared stories of their slain loved ones.
“But I would also like to tell her about the bright spots,” she said.
“News stations, like NBC Connecticut, refused to give a dangerous conspiracy theorist a platform throughout this trial, and I thank them.
“The jury bravely bore witness to our pain, sitting through hours upon hours of testimony that will never leave their minds.”
According to CNN:
The jury awarded $965 million in compensatory damages to Sandy Hook families and an FBI agent who sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Here is the breakdown of what the jury said each plaintiff should receive:
Robert Parker, father of 6-year-old Emilie Parker: $120,000,000
William Sherlach, husband of 56-year-old school employee Mary Sherlach: $36,000,000
David Wheeler, father of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler: $55,000,000
Francine Wheeler, mother of 6-year-old Ben Wheeler: $54,000,000
Jacqueline Barden, mother of 7-year-old Daniel Barden: $28,800,000
Mark Barden, father of 7-year-old Daniel Barden: $57,600,000
Nicole Hockley, mother of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley: $73,600,000
Ian Hockley, father of 6-year-old Dylan Hockley: $81,600,000
Jennifer Hensel, for the estate of Jeremy Richman and father who died by suicide of 6-year-old Avielle Richman: $52,000,000
Donna Soto, mother of teacher Victoria Soto: $48,000,000
Carlee Soto-Parisi, sister of teacher Victoria Soto: $66,000,000
Carlos Matthew Soto, brother of teacher Victoria Soto: $57,600,000
Jillian Soto-Marino, sister of teacher Victoria Soto: $68,800,000
William Aldenberg, FBI agent and first responder: $90,000,000
Erica Lafferty/trustee Richard M. Coan, daughter of school principal Dawn Hochsprung: $76,000,000