The New York Times reports:
A superior court in Connecticut granted a sweeping victory to the parents of eight people killed in a 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School 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 because Mr. Jones refused to turn over documents ordered by the courts, including financial records, he was guilty by default. The ruling combines with three previous rulings in Texas to grant the families of 10 Sandy Hook shooting victims four victories in four defamation lawsuits against Mr. Jones.
Breaking News: A Connecticut judge ruled Alex Jones was guilty by default, granting a sweeping victory for the parents suing the far-right broadcaster for defamation over the Sandy Hook shooting. https://t.co/VQxGp1qojO
— The New York Times (@nytimes) November 15, 2021
Alex Jones may be a huckster, a provocateur, a bully, a bad father, an abusive boss, and a man best known for emotionally torturing the families of Sandy Hook shooting victims, but he’s also a deadbeat who can’t even drag his ass to court.
— Max Burns (@themaxburns) November 15, 2021
BREAKING: Connecticut judge rules deranged conspiracy theorist & Trump pal Alex Jones GUILTY by default in another case brought by 8 Sandy Hook families. Along w/ earlier rulings in Texas to grant a clean sweep to the Sandy Hook families in their 4 defamation cases against Jones.
— Spiro Agnew’s Ghost (@SpiroAgnewGhost) November 15, 2021