A court sentenced US conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to a record sentence. He had described the Sandy Hook school massacre as a staged one.
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Alex Jones was ordered to pay a total of $ 965 million to survivors for his false claims about the Sandy Hook Elementary School Massacre. This was decided on Wednesday by a court in the US state of Connecticut, as reported unanimously by the US media from the courtroom in Waterbury. Jones previously stated that the December 2012 shoot was arranged by actors. A 20-year-old man shot and killed 20 schoolchildren and six teachers in Newtown, Connecticut.
The lawsuit was brought by relatives of five children and three teachers killed in the massacre, as well as an FBI agent who was among the first responders at the scene. At the trial, the parents and siblings of the victims testified in tears how they were threatened and harassed for years by people who believed the lies on the Jones show, according to the media. Strangers showed up at their home to film them on social media. flooded with offensive comments.
The amount of 965 million US dollars is the sum of the damages paid to the 15 actors. In August, a Texas grand jury awarded the parents of another murdered child a total of nearly $ 50 million.