Alex Jones' 'vulgar' response to Sandy Hook verdict slammed

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By Carina Murphy

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Alex Jones has been criticized for his response to a court verdict that ordered him to pay $965 million in damages to the families of Sandy Hook shooting victims.

The right-wing commentator spent years claiming that the 2012 massacre -  in which, 20 children and six staff members were killed - was staged as part of a government plot to introduce stricter gun controls.

His claims, which included alleging that the families of the victims were paid actors, generated enormous revenue for his website InfoWars and boosted sales of its products, according to the lawyers of the victims.

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Alex Jones in court. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

Per ABC News, after the parents of the victims took Jones to court over his false allegations, the commentator was ordered to pay them almost $1 billion yesterday (October 12).

The verdict is the second multi-million dollar ruling this summer for Jones, who was ordered to pay $49.3 million to Sandy Hook parents in a similar case this August.

Yesterday's verdict came after three weeks of testimony in a state court in Waterbury, Connecticut. Jones reacted to the verdict live on his InfoWars website, railing against the court and saying: "This is exactly what I expected."

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"This is all just delusional leftist cr*p, like two men can have a baby," he continued

"This must be what Hell’s like," Jones said at one point, adding: "They just read out the damages, even though you don’t got the money."

Per Daily Mail, an economist estimated during the Texas trial Jones is personally worth between $135 million and $270 million.

"Ain't no money," he told his Infowars followers. "Do these people actually think they're getting any of this money?"

Watch Jones' reaction to the verdict here:

He went on to beg viewers for donations, insisting that their money would not go towards paying the damages but towards keeping his company afloat and continuing to "fight this fraud".

After a recording of Jones' live stream was shared on Twitter, many took to the comments section to criticize his reaction.

"Vulgar and disgusting," one person wrote. "He has no remorse and wants the money to 'fight this fraud.' F*** him and anyone stupid enough to donate to him," another commented.

"No remorse. God, I really do hate this man," a third added.

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Alex Jones' 'vulgar' response to Sandy Hook verdict slammed

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

Alex Jones has been criticized for his response to a court verdict that ordered him to pay $965 million in damages to the families of Sandy Hook shooting victims.

The right-wing commentator spent years claiming that the 2012 massacre -  in which, 20 children and six staff members were killed - was staged as part of a government plot to introduce stricter gun controls.

His claims, which included alleging that the families of the victims were paid actors, generated enormous revenue for his website InfoWars and boosted sales of its products, according to the lawyers of the victims.

wp-image-1263164032 size-full
Alex Jones in court. Credit: ZUMA Press, Inc. / Alamy

Per ABC News, after the parents of the victims took Jones to court over his false allegations, the commentator was ordered to pay them almost $1 billion yesterday (October 12).

The verdict is the second multi-million dollar ruling this summer for Jones, who was ordered to pay $49.3 million to Sandy Hook parents in a similar case this August.

Yesterday's verdict came after three weeks of testimony in a state court in Waterbury, Connecticut. Jones reacted to the verdict live on his InfoWars website, railing against the court and saying: "This is exactly what I expected."

wp-image-1263151949 size-full
Credit: TCD/Prod.DB / Alamy

"This is all just delusional leftist cr*p, like two men can have a baby," he continued

"This must be what Hell’s like," Jones said at one point, adding: "They just read out the damages, even though you don’t got the money."

Per Daily Mail, an economist estimated during the Texas trial Jones is personally worth between $135 million and $270 million.

"Ain't no money," he told his Infowars followers. "Do these people actually think they're getting any of this money?"

Watch Jones' reaction to the verdict here:

He went on to beg viewers for donations, insisting that their money would not go towards paying the damages but towards keeping his company afloat and continuing to "fight this fraud".

After a recording of Jones' live stream was shared on Twitter, many took to the comments section to criticize his reaction.

"Vulgar and disgusting," one person wrote. "He has no remorse and wants the money to 'fight this fraud.' F*** him and anyone stupid enough to donate to him," another commented.

"No remorse. God, I really do hate this man," a third added.

Featured Image Credit: TT News Agency / Alamy