Tag Archives: Sandy Hook

Jan. 6 Committee Receives Alex Jones’ Text Messages

CNN reports: Approximately two years’ worth of text messages sent and received by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones have been turned over to the House select committee investigating the January 6 insurrection, a person familiar with the matter told CNN on Monday. The messages were handed over to the committee by Mark Bankston, the attorney who represented two Sandy Hook …

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Jones On Leaked Texts: They Didn’t Get My “Dick Pics”

The Daily Beast reports: Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went on a rant about Sandy Hook family lawyers accidentally obtaining a copy of his phone from his own legal team, insisting they now have a “naked” photo of his wife and not much else. “It’s six months of my phone, late 2019, early 2020,” he said on his broadcast Saturday …

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Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $45M In Punitive Damages

CNN reports: A Texas jury has decided to penalize Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis. The award, which the judge could reduce, came one day after the jury settled on $4.1 million in compensatory damages. The jurors began deliberating around 12:30 pm CT on …

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Lawyer: I’ll Give Alex Jones’ Texts To Jan. 6 Committee

The New York Times reports: The lawyer for plaintiffs who are suing the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said Thursday that he plans to turn over two years of text messages from Mr. Jones’s phone to the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol. The lawyer, Mark Bankston, who represents Sandy Hook parents suing Mr. Jones in defamation …

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BREAKING: Jury Awards $4M To Sandy Hook Parents

CNN reports: Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones will have to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim a little more than $4 million in compensatory damages, a jury decided Thursday, capping a stunning and dramatic case that showcased for the public the real-world harm inflicted by viral conspiracy theories. The award from the jury was far less …

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Report: Law Enforcement Wants Jones’ Phone Data

Law & Crime reports: After the bombshell revelations that Alex Jones’s legal team inadvertently disclosed years of his phone data, an attorney for a Sandy Hook victim’s parents disclosed that “various” law enforcement agents want to scrutinize the information. On Thursday, Jones’s lawyer Andino Reynal tried to mitigate the fallout by asking Travis County Judge Maya Guerra Gamble to order …

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Sandy Hook Lawyers: Alex Jones’ Lawyers Accidentally Sent Us The Entire Contents Of His Cell Phone [VIDEO]

The right wing Daily Wire reports: The defamation trial against Infowars founder Alex Jones took a big turn on Wednesday when the attorneys representing the parents of a Sandy Hook victim said that that Jones’ attorney accidentally sent them the conspiracy theorist’s text messages. Mark Bankston, who is representing the parents of a Sandy Hook victim who are suing Jones …

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Jones: Sandy Hook Judge Is “Demonically Possessed”

Media Matters has the transcript: They had to default me in all four cases, saying I turned over nothing, while they sit there and show the jury, they’re deciding how guilty I am. Not if I’m guilty or innocent, showing the juries all these emails and all these videos that we turned over to them while the judge tells them …

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Alex Jones Trashed Sandy Hook Parents On-Air Today

The Insider reports: Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones railed against the mother and father of one of the children killed in the Sandy Hook massacre on his InfoWars broadcast on Tuesday as the dad testified against him at his defamation damages trial. Jones appeared on InfoWars while the trial was ongoing and Sandy Hook father Neil Heslin was testifying against …

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Sandy Hook Parents Still Live In Fear Of Jones’ Fans

Law & Crime reports: The parents of a 6-year-old boy killed during the Sandy Hook massacre retained private security to protect themselves from Alex Jones followers who believed that their late son was a child actor, a forensic psychologist testified on Monday. According to the testimony, both of the parents sought mental health treatment and have reported unique mental health …

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Jones’ InfoWars Parent Company Files For Bankruptcy

Reuters reports: The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Three other companies associated with InfoWars filed for bankruptcy protection in April, but they …

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Alex Jones Sues Own Company In Ploy To Derail Trial

Law & Crime reports: In Connecticut court documents dated Friday, Infowars host Alex Jones sued his own media company in what his opponents have characterized as yet another last-ditch attempt to stall an upcoming defamation damages trial. The ticking clock in Connecticut appears to have spurred Jones to sue Free Speech Systems, his own media company, according to a filing …

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Plaintiffs Seek $150M In Alex Jones’ Defamation Trial

The Associated Press reports: Testimony is set to begin Tuesday in a Texas lawsuit to decide how much Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook Elementary School parents for falsely telling his audience that the deadliest classroom shooting in U.S. history was a hoax. Jones arrived at the courthouse wearing a piece of silver tape over …

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Jury Selection Begins In Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook Trial

The Huffington Post reports: On Monday, a jury in Austin will be selected to determine how much Alex Jones and Infowars will ultimately have to pay to parents for the pain he inflicted on them for more than half a decade after the death of their child. Opening arguments start Tuesday at Travis County Court, and the trial will be …

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Alex Jones Asks Judge To Ban Mentions Of “Right Wing Extremism, White Supremacy” From Sandy Hook Trial

Law & Crime reports: In a flurry of court papers filed Tuesday and Wednesday, attorneys for Infowars host Alex Jones asked a Connecticut superior court judge to shove back a swiftly approaching trial date to determine the level of damages appropriate in a defamation lawsuit brought by the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre. One …

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Alex Jones Drops Bankruptcy Ploy In Sandy Hook Case

Axios reports: Alex Jones’ gambit to use the bankruptcy court to shield himself from litigation damages has come to end after less than two months. The embattled right-wing talk show host and hawker of wellness supplements has withdrawn the bankruptcy petitions of three companies linked to his Infowars empire. Jones tried to use a new subchapter of the U.S. code …

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Judge Delays Alex Jones’ Trial Due To Bankruptcy Filing

Fort Worth’s CBS News affiliate reports: A judge in Texas has delayed the trial to determine how much Alex Jones should pay Sandy Hook families as Infowars seeks bankruptcy protection. The defamation awards trial was supposed to begin on Monday to determine how much money Jones will pay the parents of a slain Sandy Hook boy after making claims that …

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Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Over $1 Million In Court Fees

The Huffington Post reports: Judge Maya Guerra Gamble ordered that Jones and his company Free Speech Systems, LLC, pay a total of $1,078,653 to several people suing Jones for lies he spread about them on his conspiracy platform Infowars. He has 30 days to pay the more than $1 million sum to the different parties, according to the filing. Jones …

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Three Of Jones’ Companies Have Declared Bankruptcy

Law & Crime reports: According to court filings, the companies—InfoWars, IWHealth, and Prison Planet TV—filed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy petitions on Sunday. All three business indicate that they have fewer than 50 debtors and owe between $1 and $10 million in estimated liabilities, according to the filings. Two of the companies, InfoWars and Prison Planet TV, have $50,000 or less …

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Infowars Declares Bankruptcy To Dodge Lawsuits

The Hill reports: Infowars, the far-right website created by Alex Jones, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Sunday as the radio host faces a number of lawsuits. The website filed for bankruptcy in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to multiple sources. Chapter 11 bankruptcy allows companies to continue operating while assembling plans for …

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