Given how much protection American media figures are given under the First Amendment it is actually kind of amazing that Alex Jones managed to bungle his legal defense so badly and so thoroughly.
If he’d paused long enough at any point in the last few years to take the second worst available course of action he probably wouldn’t be here, but the guy really put in the effort.
Plaintiffs wanted $150m in compensatory damages.
I get that there’s still punitive damages to be decided, and hopefully some criminal charges – perjury, contempt – but doesn’t his production company make more than that per day?
I believe Texas caps punitive damages at 10x the actual damages. Not 100% on that.
Jesus. This is a slap in the face for the plaintiffs. Who the hell was on this jury?
I get that it doesn’t always work that way in real life, but shouldn’t compensatory damages be completely independent of his finances?
Given all the camo-colored survivalist knives, testicle lotion, or whatever that shit is he’s been selling over the years, $150m is not unreasonable. The only problem with a monetary penalty is that he’s likely to continue to huck that shit for many years to come. The plus side, of course, is that his victims deserve whatever relief the courts can squeeze from that shitweasel.
But what he really, really needs is to face a mountainous stack of perjury charges for all of the actual lies he told in court, then spend his next several decades in a federal prison for at least some of his crimes. All the while having a zero-bank-balance to look forward to when he gets out at age 85.
How much did it cost those families to hire security, change their locks, close out accounts and start new ones that weren’t hacked, move schools/homes, etc.?
Right. And lawyers, counselors, medical bills, lost jobs, etc…
Shootings leave a giant wake.
I’ve just been reminded on another thread that this case is only about 2 parents, not ALL of families.
So, I’m breathing a little easier now.
Keep on truckin’, justice system!
I think there are 19 more to go
Texts for you and for you and for you…
Is perjury punishable by seven years of prison for each count? Asking for a shitweasel.
Ah! Didn’t realize that. My outrage above might be misplaced, then.
Money doesn’t seem to be an issue:
“Thanks for the
$7M $6M $5M $4M $3M $2M $1M $34 $1.25 contribution!”