Far-right discuss present host Alex Jones is searching for a brand new trial after a Connecticut jury determined this month he ought to pay $965 million in compensatory damages to eight households of Sandy Hook Elementary College capturing victims and one first responder.
After the 2012 bloodbath by which 26 folks had been killed, Jones has baselessly and repeatedly claimed the incident was staged and the households and first responders had been “disaster actors.”
All through the trial, which ended this month, plaintiffs described in poignant phrases how these lies had prompted unrelenting harassment in opposition to them and compounded the emotional agony of dropping their family members.
In a courtroom movement filed Friday, Jones’ legal professionals argued pretrial and evidentiary rulings prevented Jones from a good trial.
Jones’ legal professionals Norm Pattis and Kevin Smith additionally argued “the quantity of the compensatory damages award exceeds any rational relationship to the proof.”
The decision, “is each unjust and in opposition to the load of the proof,” Jones’ legal professionals argued.
CNN has contacted legal professionals for Alex Jones and an lawyer for the plaintiffs however didn’t obtain any fast response.
After the jury’s choice, Jones stated he would enchantment. He stated throughout a broadcast after the decision there “ain’t no cash” to pay the huge determine the jury awarded the plaintiffs.