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Infowars Lawyer Acknowledges Jones Spread Falsehoods on Sandy Hook

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP — A lawyer for conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ Infowars empire acknowledged on the witness stand Wednesday that the show and website spread falsehoods about the Sandy Hook school shooting. “I don’t think that we disagree that there …

Connecticut Trial Begins for Alex Jones in Sandy Hook Hoax Case

A month after losing one nearly $50 million verdict, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is set to go on trial a second time for calling the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax and causing several of the victims’ families emotional …

Slain Marine’s Family Refiles $25M Defamation Suit Against Alec Baldwin

The family of a Marine killed in Afghanistan has revived a defamation lawsuit against Alec Baldwin over comments the actor made online. The sisters and widow of Lance Cpl. Rylee McCollum allege Baldwin subjected them to online threats and harassment …

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch Sues Australian News Site for Defamation

Fox Corp. CEO Lachlan Murdoch has filed a defamation lawsuit against an Australian news site over an opinion piece he says accused him of being complicit in the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol by supporters of former President …

Former Virginia Deputy Attorney General Sues After Losing Job Over Jan. 6 Comments

A former deputy Virginia attorney general who says she was fired over social media posts in which she praised the Capitol rioters as “patriots” and falsely claimed Donald Trump won the 2020 election is suing the attorney general’s office for …

Lawyer Loses Defamation Claim Against Citizen Who Criticized His Suit Over Mascot

Delaware’s Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the dismissal of a defamation lawsuit filed by a Delaware attorney who was forced to resign from his law firm after defending a Pennsylvania high school’s American Indian mascot. Scott Cousins, a Pennsylvania resident …

What’s Next for Alex Jones After $49 Million Verdict?

The nearly $50 million defamation verdict against Alex Jones for his years of lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre is far from a final reckoning. Jones’ attorneys plan to appeal and try to lower the price tag a …

Alex Jones’ $49.3M Verdict and the Future of Misinformation

Alex Jones is facing a hefty price tag for his lies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre – $49.3 million in damages, and counting, for claiming the nation’s deadliest school shooting was a hoax – a punishing salvo in …

Alex Jones Admits Sandy Hook Attack was ‘100% Real’

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones said Wednesday that he now understands it was irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax and that he now believes it was “100% real,” a day after the parents of …

Sandy Hook Parents Seek to Stop InfoWars Bankruptcy Payments to Alex Jones

Parents of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre urged a U.S. bankruptcy judge on Wednesday not to allow the parent company of far-right website InfoWars to send any money to its founder, conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, or …