The Huffington Post reports:
Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist and repeated loser of court battles, was ordered today to pay more than $20,000 in attorney fees after losing another appeal in a defamation case related to the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. He now owes nearly $150,000 in legal fees before he even faces a jury.
The Texas Court of Appeals sided with Sandy Hook father Neil Heslin, who for years has been attacked by conspiracy theorists who falsely claim the school shooting in which 20 children and six adults were killed never happened.
Heslin’s lawsuit accuses Jones and his website, Infowars, of defamation after Jones claimed the parents of the dead children were “crisis actors” who helped stage the shooting. Jones is now being sued by nine family members of people who died in the shooting.
Alex Jones has lost another appeal in his legal battle Sandy Hook families and now owes $150K in legal fees — all before even getting to trial. https://t.co/eTzefSdyWb
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) March 26, 2020
Coronavirus news gotcha down? Well let me be the first to tell you that Alex Jones just lost another appeal in his Sandy Hook defamation case. He now owes nearly $150,000 in legal fees, and this is all before he even faces a jury down the line. https://t.co/omQauESxCq
— Sebastian Murdock (@SebastianMurdoc) March 26, 2020