‘Jurors also were told that Jones and his company inflicted intentional emotional distress on Heslin and Lewis by repeatedly portraying the Sandy Hook shooting as a hoax from 2012 to 2018, when they filed suit. Each parent can be compensated for past and future mental anguish.’
‘In his closing arguments, parents lawyer Kyle Farrar reminded jurors that they were asked during jury selection whether they could approve a damages award of $100 million or more. Those who could not were weeded out during the selection process, he said.’
This is so one-sided; as in, only he is held to these standards, while the tv media and big “favored” organizations with the “non-dissident” thoughts can say whatever they want, even reporting literal fake news that starts ENTIRE wars that actually cost lives. Suing for $150 million for emotional distress really seems absurd. I understand what he said could hurt feelings and be considered extreme, but acting like “emotional distress” justifies 150 million dollars just seems absolutely absurd, and there was seemingly no call to action to harm anyone, here.
Many other people also questioned Sandy Hook and video footage and the legitimacy of the narrative; people do have the right to converse about their opinion of events, but not call for violence. Leftists have literally called for the deaths of people, they acted like they were killing Trump on multiple occasions, called for the stalking of Supreme Court Justices, I mean it’s just an infinite amount of directly encouraging violence among people, and the violence actually happens. I don’t understand how what Jones said makes him liable for what other people do. The amount of money they want just seems absurd with what he’s accused of. They try to lump this “evil conspiracy far right wizard terrorist madman” narrative into this trial to try to hype up justifying this amount of money.
Anybody with an opinion opposing the state constantly (being a dissident) is what they use to justify this. This same shit isn’t going to happen to Fox or CNN or ABC or MSNBC, and it has nothing to do with them not doing the same thing. I don’t think he’s right for what he’s said, but I really don’t think he was $150 million wrong. That just seems like a money grabbing, honestly. And the trial has so many red flags in the way the whole court system is acting. There’s been some unprecedented steps seemingly bypassed, like guilty before proven guilty. It’s just very strange, the way this whole thing has been legally handled + the amount of money.