Alex Jones must pay Sandy Hook families nearly $1 billion for hoax claims, jury says

October 12, 2022Media Mention

Litigation partner Doug Mirell was quoted by Reuters discussing the most recent jury verdict against Alex Jones that requires him and his company to pay $965 million in defamation and emotional distress damages to a first responder and fourteen family members of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook elementary school mass shooting for falsely claiming they were crisis actors who faked the tragedy.


Douglas E. Mirell, a lawyer and defamation expert who was not involved in the case, said the sizable verdict sent a clear message of "revulsion" from the jury.

"His refusal to own up to the mendacity and lies that he promulgated time and time again over many years has now caught up with him," Mirell said of Jones.