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Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: steve...
Date: August 05, 2022 04:32PM
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New York (CNN Business) A Texas jury has decided to penalize Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis.

The award, which the judge could reduce, came one day after the jury settled on $4.1 million in compensatory damages.

The jurors began deliberating around 12:30 pm CT on Friday, after Judge Maya Guerra Gamble reminded them that in a default judgment against him Jones was already found liable for defamation and "intentional infliction of emotional distress" against Lewis' parents, Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin.


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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: August 05, 2022 05:36PM
And he will be begging for donations starting tonight.



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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: August 05, 2022 06:59PM
BOOM SHAKA-LAKA!!!



It is what it is.
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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 05, 2022 08:43PM
Now that's starting to look like real money.

I guess wanting him to do some jail time is pushing it?






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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: RgrF
Date: August 05, 2022 09:08PM
It's unlikely the families will ever see a dime.
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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: August 05, 2022 09:35PM
Yes, jail time for sure, although I understand that's not in the offing.
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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: August 05, 2022 09:46PM
It's unlikely the families will ever see a dime.


Agreed.

But I wonder how many families want the money in their possession and how many of them want him deprived of money.

A lot of people say 'it's not about the money' but like 'aliens', it's the money.

I very much doubt that's the case with any of these families.

But yeah, it will also be a long time before he has to give up any money, except maybe to his favorite defense lawyer.



Yes, jail time for sure, although I understand that's not in the offing.

I didn't know that, but it's not surprising.

Even if awarded, it would probably be a few months.

You know, so as not to look like he's being made an example.






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Everybody counts or nobody counts.

When a good man is hurt,
all who would be called good
must suffer with him.

You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead.

There is no safety for honest men except
by believing all possible evil of evil men.

We don’t do focus groups. They just ensure that you don’t offend anyone, and produce bland inoffensive products. —Sir Jonathan Ive

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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: wave rider
Date: August 05, 2022 10:22PM
This is only round one this horrible person…



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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: btfc
Date: August 06, 2022 01:25AM
“ A forensic economist testified that Alex Jones began funneling $11,000 per day into an alleged shell company around the time he was found liable by default in defamation suits “


[news.yahoo.com]
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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: Bill in NC
Date: August 06, 2022 09:51AM
Punitive damages are usually cut to a fraction of the original award by only a judge afterwards.

Even if Jones pays the compensatory & say $4.5 million in reduced punitive damages that's only about two months of income for him.
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Re: Alex Jones second verdict: $45.2 Million
Posted by: gadje
Date: August 06, 2022 01:03PM
Don’t Expect Alex Jones’s Comeuppance to Stop Lies

His success has inspired a new generation of conspiracy theorists, who have learned how to stay away from legal trouble.

[www.nytimes.com]
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