Alex Jones Ordered to Pay $45.2 Million in Punitive Damages to Sandy Hook Parents – The Wall Street Journal

Alex Jones was ordered by a jury to pay $45.2 million in punitive damages to the parents of a 6-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, a judgment that recognizes that the popular conspiracy theorist went far beyond accepted norms in repeatedly calling the tragedy a hoax.

The verdict follows a separate $4.1 million award granted by the same jury on Thursday for actual damages, or the harm suffered directly by the parents of the murdered child. The trial in Mr. Jones’s hometown is the first of several seeking damages for statements made after the shooting.