Alex Jones, the host of a conspiracy theory show on Infowars and a man that Donald Trump once called “amazing,” continues to face lawsuits over his attacks on the parents of young school children shot to death. Jones told his viewers that the shooting was a hoax, a false flag meant to lead to conservatives like him losing his guns. After months of exploiting those parents’ pain for money, he’ll now be forced to give some of it back.
A judge says Infowars host Alex Jones will be fined $25,000 to $50,000 per weekday until he appears for a deposition in a lawsuit brought by relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. https://t.co/RpK72Mjjin
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 30, 2022
Jones failed to appear in court on Wednesday and Judge Barbara Bellis held him in contempt, imposing a fine of $25,000 to $50,000 per weekday that Jones fails to appear in court. Jones’ lawyers have claimed that he was sick, but should be all better by a specific date in the future, April 11, at which time he would be free to appear. Bellis’ order is a reminder to Jones that the court doesn’t work the way he seems to think it does.
According to The Associated Press:
‘Jones cited a health problem last week when he defied an order by Judge Barbara Bellis to attend a deposition. Bellis said there wasn’t enough evidence that Jones was too ill to attend and found him in contempt of court.’
Jones’ lawyers have also stated that he had intended to attend his court date and face his victims, but his failure to do so will cost him dearly.
Twitter had a lot to say about Jones and his attempt to avoid justice. Read some of their comments below: