Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones has been ordered to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim more than $4 million in compensatory damages.
For years, Jones claimed the Sandy Hook mass shooting was a hoax. During the trial, he admitted the shootings were not a hoax but it was too late.
“Having already secured $1.5 million in fines from Mr Jones, the plaintiffs are now due $5.6 million that Alex Jones will have to pay them,” an attorney representing the family said in a statement via CNN.
“Neil and Scarlett are thrilled with the result and look forward to putting Mr. Jones’ money to good use,” Mark Bankston added. “Mr Jones on the other hand will not sleep easy tonight. With punitive damages still to be decided and multiple additional defamation lawsuits pending, it is clear that Mr Jones’ time on the American stage is finally coming to an end.”
The parents sued Jones for $150 million.