Alex Jones‘ lies are going to cost him $4.1M … an amount to be paid out to parents who lost their kids during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The decision, made Thursday by a jury in Austin, TX was for plaintiffs Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, who first requested $150M in compensatory damages when the trial started. Punitive damages will be determined during another trial.
As we reported, Jones — who essentially said the mass shooting was a hoax — was grilled during the trial … during one moment that’s now gone viral, an attorney for the parents revealed Jones’ own legal team accidentally distributed his text messages, catching Jones in an apparent lie.
WATCH: “Spit your gum out Mr. Jones,” Judge tells #AlexJones. He proceeds to tell her he had a tooth pulled and he was “massaging the hole with his tongue”, then wants to show the judge. Judge, “Sit down”. pic.twitter.com/Ws7ggjo1Uk
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) August 2, 2022
Other standout moments included the judge chastising Jones for a number of things, like lying … and even chewing gum.
In closing statements, the family attorneys said “Speech is free, but lies you have to pay for” — something that apparently resonated with the jury.
‘Infowars’ Alex Jones Must Pay $4.1 Million to Sandy Hook Parents, Jury Decides