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Alex Jones Liable by Default in All Sandy Hook Defamation Fits

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A superior court docket in Connecticut granted a sweeping victory to the households of eight individuals killed in a 2012 mass capturing at Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty in Newtown, Conn., suing the far-right broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his Infowars media outlet for defamation.

The judge in Connecticut ruled on Monday that as a result of Mr. Jones refused to show over paperwork ordered by the courts, together with monetary information, he was liable by default. The ruling combines with three previous rulings in Texas to grant the households of 10 Sandy Hook capturing victims 4 victories in 4 defamation lawsuits towards Mr. Jones.

Mr. Jones for years unfold bogus theories that the capturing that killed 20 first graders and 6 educators was a government-led plot to confiscate People’ firearms and that the victims’ households have been “actors” within the scheme.

The Sandy Hook households preserve that Mr. Jones profited from spreading lies about their kin’ murders. Mr. Jones has disputed that, whereas for years failing to provide ample information to bolster his claims.

Juries in each states will subsequent resolve how a lot Mr. Jones ought to pay the households in damages, atop court docket prices. These trials are scheduled for subsequent yr in each states.

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