Sandy Hook Families Now Seeking $2.75 Trillion in Damages From Alex Jones
Sandy Hook families are now seeking $2.75 trillion from Infowars founder Alex Jones.
Last week a jury reached a verdict in the Alex Jones case and ordered the conservative author and TV host to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to the Sandy Hook families for something he said in 2014.
Jones was ordered to pay $965 million to the families.
Jones allegedly owes $229 million to just the first three plaintiffs, all family members of Sandy Hook victims.
According to a report by Bloomberg News, Sandy Hook families are now seeking $2.75 trillion in damages – in addition to the $1 billion.
“Alex Jones perpetrates this attack for one reason: greed,” the families’ lawyers said in the filing Friday. “Alex Jones will never treat them like real people, because they are too valuable to him as targets. “
Sandy Hook families asked a Connecticut judge to order Alex Jones to pay $2.75 trillion in damages in addition to the almost $1 billion a jury awarded for defamation, claiming only “the highest possible punitive damages,” will stop the Infowars host from continuing to harm them.
The families said they’re entitled to the amount because Jones broke a state law barring the sale of products using false statements. They reached the sum by multiplying the state law’s $5,000 per-violation fine by the 550 million social media exposures Jones’s audience received on his Facebook, YouTube and Twitter accounts in the three years following a school shooting that claimed the lives of 20 first graders and six educators in 2012.
“At this point, the plaintiffs lawyers are merely headline chasing,” Alex Jones’ lawyer Norm Pattis responded on Twitter. “They must think the ambulances they are chasing are made of platinum. It makes the law look like a game of chance. Shame on them.”
“At this point, the plaintiffs lawyers are merely headline chasing. They must think the ambulances they are chasing are made of platinum. It makes the law look like a game of chance. Shame on them.” Sandy Hook Families Seek $2.75 Trillion From Alex Jones https://t.co/S7WkDhZ7yc
— norm_pattis (@PattisNorm) October 22, 2022
“Attorneys for Jones, who was found guilty by default in two Sandy Hook cases in Texas and Connecticut respectively – violating his right to a fair trial – have vowed to appeal the rulings.” Infowars said.
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