Texas judge won’t lower $49 million Alex Jones judgement

Texas judge won’t lower $49 million Alex Jones judgement

Nov 24, 2022 by New York Daily News

Key Facts

  • A Texas judge decided against lowering the $49 million judgment against “InfoWars” host Alex Jones, who was found liable in his home state for damages caused by his lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre in Newtown, Conn.
  • Judge Maya Guerra Gamble ruled that an August order for Jones to pay $49.2 million in punitive damages and $4.1 million compensation to the parents of a 6-year-old child killed in that attack were appropriate late Tuesday afternoon.
  • Alex Jones (Tyler Sizemore/AP) Jones’ latest legal setback follows an October hearing in Connecticut, where the 48-year-old right-wing broadcaster was hit with a $1.44 billion judgement for claiming loved ones of the children 20 children and six adults shot dead in Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly a decade ago were conspirators in a hoax meant to garner sympathy for stricter gun control laws.
  • While attorneys have struggled to ascertain Jones’ monetary worth, an economist who testified at the pundit’s trial in Connecticut estimated his and his company’s value could be as much as $270 million.

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