Alex Jones‘ lies are going to cost him $4.1M … an amount to be paid out to parents who lost their kids during the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary.
The decision, made Thursday by a jury in Austin, TX was for plaintiffs Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, who first requested $150M in compensatory damages when the trial started. Punitive damages will be determined during another trial.
As we reported, Jones — who essentially said the mass shooting was a hoax — was grilled during the trial … during one moment that’s now gone viral, an attorney for the parents revealed Jones’ own legal team accidentally distributed his text messagescatching Jones in an apparent lie.
Other standout moments included the judge chastising Jones for a number of things, like lying … and even chewing gum.
In closing statements, the family attorneys said “Speech is free, but lies you have to pay for” — something that apparently resonated with the jury.