Alex Jones Stunned by Lawsuit Losses as Infowars Host Liable for All Damages

Infowars host Alex Jones has hit out at the "stunning" decision by a judge to rule him legally responsible in two lawsuits for damages in connection to false claims he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble issued a rare default judgment against Jones and his InfoWars site for repeatedly failing to comply with requests to produce documents related to the hoax theories he repeatedly made about the shooting, which left 26 children dead.

In the aftermath of the shooting, Jones frequently claimed that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a hoax and the murdered children's families were so-called "crisis actors."

The decision from Gamble means that Jones essentially lost the case by default, and thus faces paying financial compensation to the plaintiffs Leonard Pozner and Scarlett Lewis, both of whom had children who were killed in the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

A jury will convene to determine how much Jones will owe the plaintiffs.

In a joint statement with his attorney Norm Pattis, Jones hit out at default judgment claiming that "the first amendment was crucified" by the decision to impose one and "nothing less than the fundamental right to speak freely" is at stake in the cases against him.

The statement added: "The trial court's entry of a default in these cases is stunning. It takes no account of the tens of thousands of documents produced by the defendants, the hours spent sitting for depositions and the various sworn statements filed in these cases.

"What's more, these cases are currently before the United States Supreme Court where we have asked for review of the Texas Supreme Court's denial of motions to dismiss.

"We are distressed by what we regard as a blatant abuse of discretion by the trial court. We are determined to see that these cases are heard on the merits."

Jones is facing several lawsuits in relation to the misinformation he spread in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Pozner and Veronique De La Rosa, who lost their six-year-old son Noah in the shooting, were the first to sue Jones after claiming the incident was a "false flag" and no children were killed.

During one of his InfoWars broadcasts, Jones also claimed De La Rosa's interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper was filmed via green screen and not on location as well as referring to De La Rosa and Pozner as "Sandy Hook Vampires" who were involved in a cover-up.

"Folks, we've got video of Anderson Cooper with clear blue-screen out there. He's not there in the town square," Jones said in March 2014.

"We got people clearly coming up and laughing and then doing the fake crying. We've clearly got people where it's actors playing different parts for different people, the building bulldozed, covering up everything."

Jones now admits the shooting did occur but that the lawsuits should still be dismissed for violating his right to free speech.

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Alex Jones, host of Infowars, an extreme right-wing program that often trafficks in conspiracy theories, is seen at a "Stop the Steal" rally against the results of the U.S. Presidential election outside the Georgia State Capitol on November 18, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images