A Connecticut judge on Thursday ordered Infowars founder Alex Jones to pay an additional $473 million to Sandy Hook families, Reuters reported.
This is in addition to the $1 billion Alex Jones was ordered to pay.
Last month Sandy Hook families sought $2.75 trillion in damages – in addition to the $1 billion.
“Alex Jones perpetrates this attack for one reason: greed,” the families’ lawyers said in the filing Friday. “Alex Jones will never treat them like real people, because they are too valuable to him as targets. “
“I admitted I was wrong. I admitted it was a mistake. I admitted that I followed disinformation but not on purpose. I apologized to the families. And the jury understood that. What I did to those families was wrong. But I didn’t do it on purpose,” Alex Jones said.
“At this point, the plaintiffs lawyers are merely headline chasing,” Alex Jones’ lawyer Norm Pattis responded on Twitter. “They must think the ambulances they are chasing are made of platinum. It makes the law look like a game of chance. Shame on them.”
“At this point, the plaintiffs lawyers are merely headline chasing. They must think the ambulances they are chasing are made of platinum. It makes the law look like a game of chance. Shame on them.” Sandy Hook Families Seek $2.75 Trillion From Alex Jones https://t.co/S7WkDhZ7yc
— norm_pattis (@PattisNorm) October 22, 2022