Another verdict condemns to pay 45 million d

Another verdict condemns the propagator of conspiracy theories in the US to pay 45 million dollars

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This “punitive sanction” will be to compensate the damages to the parents of one of the victims of the shooting at the Sandy Hook school

ERIC BARADATAFP
  • USA A propagator of conspiracy theories is sanctioned with 4.1 million
  • Alex Jones The company of the conspiracy theorist declares bankruptcy in the midst of an investigation for his denialism in a school massacre in the US

A jury of Texas (USA) order this Friday that the well-known broadcaster and propagator of conspiracy theories Alex Jones pay $45.2 million as a “punitive penalty” to the parents of one of the victims of the school shooting in sandy-hook, where 20 children and 6 adults died in 2012.

This is the second verdict received by Jones, podcast founder InfoWars, since on Thursday the same jury ordered the far-rightist to pay 4.1 million dollars in compensation to Scarlett Lewis Y Neil Hesslin, little boy’s parents Jesse, 6 years old, who died in that shooting.

Punitive sanctions are contemplated in those cases in which someone has engaged in particularly harmful behaviour.

from your podcast InfoWars, Jones spent years spreading the theory that the Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown (Connecticut, USA), it was a “farce”, before which several of the families of the victims sued him.

After the complaints began to be filed, the radio commentator I changed my speech and went on to acknowledge that the shooting was real.

Even so, the theory propagated by Jones led several of his followers to threatening and harassing the victims’ parents, among them those of little Jesse, whom they accused of lying about the death of their son for political purposes.

The nearly $50 million that Jones will have to pay the plaintiffs is very below the 150 million they were looking for originally.

Last Friday, Jones’ company, Free Speech Systems, declared bankruptcy, in a move that the victims interpreted precisely as part of a strategy to reduce the amount of the then foreseeable penalty.

Source: www.elmundo.es

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