The Independent reports:
A Texas judge has ordered InfoWars founder Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in legal fees in a defamation case brought against him by the father of a Sandy Hook school shooting victim, the latest court setback for the conspiracy theorist.
In a 20 December ruling, judge Scott Jenkins of Travis County District Court said that Mr Jones and his lawyer intentionally disregarded an October court order to produce witnesses and other materials to the plaintiff in the lawsuit, Neil Heslin.
Jenkins said the defense’s failure to cooperate “should be treated as contempt of court”. He also denied Mr Jones’ motion to dismiss the lawsuit, which argues that Mr Jones and InfoWars defamed Mr Heslin by calling his account of his son’s death a lie.