Connecticut Public Radio reports:
On Tuesday, InfoWars host Alex Jones offered to settle a lawsuit brought by 13 loved ones of victims killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. But the families rejected the proposed $120,000 each within hours of the “offer of compromise” being filed.
“The so-called offer is a transparent and desperate attempt by Alex Jones to escape a public reckoning under oath with his deceitful, profit-driven campaign against the plaintiffs and the memory of their loved ones lost at Sandy Hook,” reads a statement sent to Connecticut Public on behalf of the families.
ABC News reports:
The plaintiffs said they have been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers because of the hoax conspiracy promoted on his show.
The court filings posted online said: “Mr. Jones extends his heartfelt apology for any distress his remarks caused.”
Last week Jones defied a court order to attend a deposition near his home in Austin, Texas, to provide testimony ahead of the trial. Jones said he was ill. A hearing is scheduled for Wednesday on a request by the plaintiffs to sanction Jones for not cooperating.
Infowars’ Alex Jones has offered to pay $120,000 per plaintiff to resolve a lawsuit by relatives of Sandy Hook shooting victims who say he defamed them by asserting the massacre never happened, court papers say. The offer has been rejected by the families. https://t.co/R19GYTCSFZ
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 30, 2022