CultureFriday 08.05.22

Lawyer Wesley Ball asks the jury for a $150M fine against Alex Jones for defamation in the Sandy Hook Trial.

Lawyer Wesley Ball asked the jury in the Alex Jones trial for an all-in $150M fine to be levied against Alex Jones for defamation in the Sandy Hook Trial once punitive damages are taken into consideration. Jones was found liable and the plaintiffs awarded $4 million in damages caused on Thursday, but punitive damages have yet to be set by the jury. A financial expert, Bernard Pettingill told the court that Jones and his company likely earned over $50m a year during the Trump presidency despite having been deplatformed from major social media sites.

Jones’s exact financial status remains hard to determine. Jones uses a web of shell companies, the effect of which is to obfuscate his true net worth.

BALL: “We started this trial asking you for a hundred and fifty million dollars. And we stand by that request. We ask that you give another 145 million nine hundred thousand dollars. That plus your verdict is 150 million.”

Recount Wire