Alex Jones will have to pay families in lawsuits over Sandy Hook shooting, judge rules

An Austin judge has issued default judgments against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, citing his pattern of bad faith in dealing with lawsuits by parents of two children killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.

The rulings mean the lawsuits will proceed to a trial to determine how much money Jones and his InfoWars media system must pay the parents for defamation and emotional distress caused by broadcasts that called the school shooting a hoax. It’s no longer a matter of whether Jones writes a check to the parents, said Bill Ogden, a lawyer with Farrar & Ball. “It’s now how big a check is it going to be.”

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