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Who is Alex Jones, the American conspiracy theorist ordered to pay $45 million in the Sandy Hook trial?

Who is Alex Jones?

Alex Jones, 48, is perhaps America’s largest and most influential conspiracy theorist and has been spreading falsehoods on his popular website Infowars for over 20 years. He also broadcasts ‘The Alex Jones Show to over 100 of his radio stations, reaching millions of viewers. He pitches unconfirmed claims in his unique shout delivery style, along with grunts and screams, sometimes ripping shirts off and slamming tables. Jones came up with some bizarre conspiracy theories.

 

FILE – In this Aug 3, 2022 file photo, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails during trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin. An attorney representing two parents who sued Jones over his false claims about the Sandy Hook massacre says the U.S. House Jan. 6 committee has requested two years’ worth of records from Jones’ phone. Attorney Mark Bankston said in court Thursday, Aug. 4, 2022 that the committee investigating the attack on the U.S. Capitol has requested the digital records. (Briana Sanchez/Austin American-Statesman via AP, Pool, File)

One of these theories is that the U.S. government is putting chemicals in the water supply to make people gay, “making the damn frog gay.” I was even able to do it. He claimed that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton were not humans, but demons from a hell that smelled of sulfur. Jones was also instrumental in spreading the infamous “Pizzagate” conspiracy theory.

It claims that a Washington DC pizza parlor is a cover for a child prostitution ring involving Hillary and Bill Clinton. According to a profile published in German news agency Der Spiegel in 2017, two-thirds of Jones’ earnings came from items such as toothpaste, “brain pills,” bulletproof vests and potency pills, which he frequented on his shows. Due to the sale of the products mentioned. As a result, his show and product line have made him very wealthy.

On August 5, forensic economists testified in court and estimated the combined net worth of Jones and his unit at about $135 million and his $270 million.

What was the Sandy Hook killing?

On December 14, 2016, 26 people were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. From about 9:35 a.m. to about 9:40 a.m., it took the gunmen several minutes to massacre 20 children aged 6 to her 7 and six adult companions. Gunman Adam Lanza , 20, began the killing at his home, shooting his mother four times with a 22-caliber rifle. He then drove her car to elementary school.

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It was attended by over 400 of her children from kindergarten through her fourth grade. Lanza was armed with his four firearms, legally purchased by his mother. .22 AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, semi-automatic He’s two pistols, a shotgun, and hundreds of rounds of ammo. Investigators found the shooter to be using an AR-15 as his primary weapon. It has rekindled an age-old US gun control debate, with advocates advocating a ban on guns.

What did Alex Jones do?

On December 14, 2016, 26 people were killed in a shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. From about 9:35 a.m. to about 9:40 a.m., it took several minutes for the gunman to slaughter 20 children, ages 6 to 7, and six adult companions, and took the gun to himself. committed suicide towards Gunman Adam Lanza, 20, who began the killing at his home, shooting his mother four times with a 22-caliber rifle.

He then drove her car to elementary school. It was attended by over 400 of her children from kindergarten through her fourth grade. Lanza was armed with his four firearms, legally purchased by his mother. .22 AR-15 semi-automatic rifle, semi-automatic He’s two pistols, a shotgun, and hundreds of rounds of ammo. Investigators found the shooter to be using an AR-15 as his primary weapon. It has rekindled an age-old US gun control debate, with advocates advocating a ban on guns.

Who brought the case against Alex Jones?

In 2018, Jones was sued in four separate lawsuits for defamation by ten families of Sandy Hook victims. He was found to have failed to take responsibility for failing to file his financial records and other documents over the years. The lawsuit, which was decided in a Texas court this week, was filed by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, and Jones was found responsible last September, so they must be paid for his falsehoods. We have determined the amount of damages that must be paid.

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Final Verdict Of Suit  Filed Against Remington, The Manufacturer Of The AR-15 That Had Been Used By Lanza.

Eight years later , in 2022 , Remington filed for bankruptcy on two occasions, and in a controversial discovery trial, the firearms maker provided plaintiffs with a trove of cartoons and Internet memes, but the internal correspondence requested was Didn’t offer Remington settled with the Sandy Hook family for $73 million. .