The famous conspiracy theorist and media personality Alex Jones has now been found liable by a judge for his prior claim that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre was faked.
As The Hill reports:
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was found legally responsible in two lawsuits for damages resulting from his claims about the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012, according to court documents released Thursday.
A judge issued default judgments Monday against Jones and his right-wing website Infowars for failing to comply with orders to provide information for the lawsuits brought by parents of two children killed in the shooting, according to CNN. The rulings effectively mean that Jones lost the cases by default, CNN noted. A jury will decide how much he will owe the plaintiffs.
Mark Bankston, an attorney for the parents, told CNN that the rulings will provide his clients with “the closure they deserve.”
“Mr. Jones was given ample opportunity to take these lawsuits seriously and obey the rule of law,” Bankston told the news outlet. “He chose not to do so, and now he will face the consequences for that decision.”
Jones was forced to admit in 2019 that the shooting was real and blamed a ‘form of psychosis’ for his questioning of the shooting.