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Wednesday, March 30, 2022

The offer was a "desperate attempt by Alex Jones to escape a public reckoning under oath with his deceitful, profit-driven campaign against the plaintiffs," lawyers for the families said.

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...Infowars host Alex Jones offered to pay $120,000 per plaintiff to resolve a lawsuit by relatives of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims who said he defamed them by asserting the massacre never happened, according to court filings Tuesday. The offer was quickly rejected by the families....

The court filings posted online said: "Mr. Jones extends his heartfelt apology for any distress his remarks caused."...

 
... and ...

www.newstimes.com

..."With me it was never about money " it was about principle," said Neil Heslin, whose son Jesse was among the 20 first-graders and six educators slain at Sandy Hook Elementary School. "I'm not surprised Jones would try to settle before this goes to trial, but I am going to trial to fight him. I am going to argue the whole thing."...


#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-03-30 04:01 PM | Reply

"Mr. Jones extends his heartfelt apology for any distress his remarks caused."

What a weak non-apology apology.

Dude owes me at least $120K for the distress he's caused with his verbal ------------. He owes the parents of those deceased kids considerably more for his defamation.

#2 | Posted by censored at 2022-03-30 04:06 PM | Reply

Just developing...

Judge finds Alex Jones in contempt, imposes fine, for willful' failure to submit to deposition by families of Sandy Hook victims
www.courant.com

...A Superior Court judge on Wednesday found conspiracy theorist and Infowars host Alex Jones in contempt of court and imposed a fine of up to $50,000 a day for what she called his "willful" violation of her orders that he submit to questioning at a deposition by families of victims of the Sandy Hook School killings....

It looks like Mr Jones' delay tactics may be beginning to cost him...

#3 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-03-30 04:08 PM | Reply

Haha

#4 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-03-30 05:06 PM | Reply

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Alex Jones avoids jail, faces escalating $25K daily fine until he complies with Sandy Hook testimony order
www.newstimes.com

...Alex Jones was penalized with an escalating daily fine of $25,000 for "intentionally failing to comply with the orders of the court" to give pretrial testimony in the defamation case he lost in Connecticut to eight families whose loved ones were slain in the Sandy Hook shooting.

The fine, which could accumulate into six figures in as quickly as four days, was imposed Wednesday by state Supreme Court Judge Barbara Bellis after Jones twice defied court orders last week to sit for a deposition, citing doctors' orders to refrain from stressful activity.

"The court finds by clear and convincing evidence that Mr. Jones willfully and in bad faith and without justification failed to abide by clear court orders requiring his deposition," Bellis said during a midday hearing, where she also held him in contempt of court.

Bellis, who could have issued an order for Jones' arrest to compel him to testify instead said the escalating daily fine would begin on Friday and would end only after Jones completed a full day's deposition....


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-03-30 06:15 PM | Reply

Bankrupt him and throw his worthless ass in prison.

#6 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-03-30 10:30 PM | Reply

As an aside and purely my own opinion...

The Sandy Hook area of Newtown, CT is not one to be trifled with.

I've rode my bicycle through that area of Newtown many times.

In my interactions with the Newtown police, I'd say that they are quite good.

The Sandy Hook area of Newtown is a GOP-leaning area (possible understatement).

In other words, methinks Mr Jones may have bitten off more than he can chew here.

And he has finally realized that.

And his lame "stress-related" requests for court postponements may be quite indicative of his fear to face his assertions under oath.

#7 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-03-31 12:16 AM | Reply

Take it all. He's a ghoul who is getting what he deserves.

#8 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-03-31 08:49 AM | Reply

"citing doctors' orders to refrain from stressful activity."

There is no stress in telling the truth.

#9 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-03-31 08:50 AM | Reply

Take his radio program and make it into a mouthpiece for Any Antifa guy/gal who wants to go on the radio. As for Jones, give him the same treatment that James Byrd got down in Texas...

#10 | Posted by catdog at 2022-03-31 09:12 AM | Reply

Break him and his platform of poison.

#11 | Posted by techres at 2022-03-31 09:37 AM | Reply

Anyone know where I can get some mental health awareness stickers? I want to put them on a colleagues wall next to his infowars ones.

#12 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-03-31 10:02 AM | Reply

They will get so much more than $120k per plaintiff at trial.

He will be working the rest of his life to pay this judgment.

#13 | Posted by JOE at 2022-03-31 11:08 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

If sandyhook familes can sue someone for lying about their kids to the world and causing trauma, can the rest of america sue trump for lying about the election to the world and causing trauma?

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2022-03-31 11:37 AM | Reply

#14 | Posted by SpeakSoftly

Yes. We live in America after all.

#15 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-03-31 12:42 PM | Reply

There is no stress in telling the truth.

#9 | Posted by Nixon

Sure there is - when you have been lying right along and you have all your wealth your ex-wife hasn't taken on the line.

#16 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2022-03-31 12:43 PM | Reply

Like Dominion vs. Lindell/Powell/Guliani, they got him by the bald and curlies.

#17 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2022-03-31 04:27 PM | Reply

I bet several families would forego financial compensation in exchange for being given a 2x4 and two minutes alone with Alex Jones in a private location.

#18 | Posted by moder8 at 2022-03-31 04:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

A Louisville slugger and 30 seconds.

#19 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-03-31 05:20 PM | Reply

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