Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand at his defamation trial as he tries to limit the damages he must pay for promoting the lie that the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre was a hoax.
An FBI agent struggled to control his emotions as he described seeing bodies inside Sandy Hook elementary school — a scene that the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones later claimed was staged by actors.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones must pay millions in damages for spreading lies about the Sandy Hook school massacre. But even if the penalties shut down Infowars, his influence will remain.
Jones, the creator and face of the conspiracy-peddling website InfoWars, is on the hook for a total of $49.3 million for spreading falsehoods about the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school.
Jones is being sued for defamation by the parents of a first grader killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 for saying the school shooting was a hoax on his radio show.
The InfoWars host and creator will have to pay $4.1 million to two parents whose 6-year-old son was killed at Sandy Hook Elementary in 2012. Jones spent years claiming the mass shooting as a hoax.
An attorney representing two parents who sued conspiracy theorist Alex Jones over his false claims about the Sandy Hook massacre said the House committee has requested records from Jones' phone.
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified that he now understands it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax.
Neil Heslin, whose 6-year-old son was killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012, testified that he has endured online abuse, anonymous phone calls and harassment on the street.
Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy amid the trial underway seeking to force Jones to pay $150 million or more to the family of one of the children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook attack.
A Texas judge pushed back the first jury trial over how much the conspiracy theorist should pay the families of Sandy Hook victims. Jones' Infowars company sought bankruptcy protection this week.
Founder Alex Jones, who's repeatedly called the 2012 shooting at a Connecticut elementary school a hoax, has been sued several times by the victims' families for defamation and emotional distress.
Following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary school, journalist Elizabeth Williamson says, conspiracy theorists tormented the victims' families by accusing them of being actors.
The House panel investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol has issued five new subpoenas for witnesses lawmakers want to hear from, in addition to 35 witnesses subpoenaed already.
The conspiracy theorist Alex Jones sells dietary supplements through Amazon despite being banned from other platforms. Amazon receives a cut of the profits.