Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $100,000 In Sandy Hook Defamation Case

BBC News.com             Tues., Dec. 31, 2019

US radio host and prominent conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (pic above) has been ordered to pay $100,000 (£76,000) in legal fees and court costs in a defamation case against him.

The case has been brought by the father of a child killed in the Sandy Hook mass school shooting in 2012.

Mr Jones has long claimed on his show and Infowars site that the attack was “completely fake” and a “giant hoax”.

Twenty children – all under the age of 10 – and six adults were killed.

In a 20 December ruling, Judge Scott Jenkins of Travis County District Court in Texas said Mr Jones and his lawyer had intentionally disregarded an October court order to produce witnesses and other materials to the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Neil Heslin, US media report.

Mr Heslin’s son, six-year-old Jesse Lewis, was killed in the shooting.

The judge said their failure to co-operate “should be treated as contempt of court”. In two separate orders issued the same day, the judge told Mr Jones to pay $65,825 and $34,323 in lawyer fees incurred by Mr Heslin.

Added to an earlier October order against Infowars, Mr Jones and Infowars have been ordered to pay $126,023.80 over the case, even before it reaches trial, reports say.

“It’s hardly a surprise that someone like Alex Jones would soon find himself in contempt of court, but now he is learning there are severe consequences to his utter disrespect for this process,” Mark Bankston, one of Mr Heslin’s lawyers, said in an email to the Daily Beast.

Mr Bankston is quoted as saying by the New York Times that he expects trial in the defamation case to be scheduled before the end of next year.

The lawsuit filed in Travis County by Mr Heslin alleges Mr Jones accused him of lying about holding his son’s body with a bullet hole in his head, according to the complaint.

The lawsuit was filed in Texas, where Mr Jones lives and works. Mr Jones is facing a number of lawsuits filed by several families of the victims.

Mr Jones had implied the parents were actors seeking to undermine laws allowing private gun ownership.

Full article here: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-50960730

About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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