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Alex Jones was ordered to pay $4.1 billion in damages to some Sandy Hook families.Briana Sanchez/US Statesman from Austin via AP, Pool

  • Alex Jones declared “victory” after being ordered to pay $4.1 million in damages to Sandy Hook’s parents.

  • Jones claimed his testimony — damages notwithstanding — “woke the jury up.”

  • Jones also called on his followers to buy T-shirts and books to keep Infowars going.

On Thursday night, Alex Jones bizarrely declared “victory” after being ordered to pay $4.1 million to the parents of a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Jones is currently going through the first phase of his libel damages lawsuit. This lawsuit will decide how much he should pay the relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, who say they were tormented by Jones’ repeated and baseless claims that the 2012 mass shooting was a “giant hoax” staged by “crisis actors”. “

Jones was ordered Thursday to pay $4.1 million to Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis, who was killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. This was far less than the $150 million requested by the parents. Jones’ attorney, however, asked the jury to have his client pay no more than $8.

“I admitted I was wrong. I made a mistake,” Jones said in a video shared on Infowars on Thursday. “But not on purpose. I apologized to the families. And the jury understood that what I did to those families was wrong, but I didn’t do it on purpose.”

“I trusted God. I trust the truth. At the end of the day, I don’t have all those millions of dollars that they claim to have,” Jones continued. “But it’s still a big win for the truth.”

Jones also said he believed his testimony woke the jury to new facts, which is why the damages awarded were far less than the parents’ request.

Jones went on to say that he was “going to work to try to make restitution” and called on his followers to purchase products from the Infowars store to help him.

“We’re so broke,” Jones said, adding repeatedly in the video that the show was “about to be shut down.”

“So get a T-shirt, get a book,” he said.

In July, Free Speech Systems, the parent company of Jones’ Infowars, filed for bankruptcy. In April, three companies owned by Jones – Infowars, Prison Planet TV and IW Health – filed for bankruptcy, with the filings indicating that each entity owes up to $10 million in estimated debt. That same month, Jones sold Infowars merchandise to his followers in an “emergency blowout sale”, calling it “do or die time”.

However, legal experts told Insider this week that Jones could use bankruptcy filings to avoid paying Sandy Hook’s parents. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble interrupted Jones as he tried to insist that a $2 million fine would sink his Infowars show.

The verdict concludes a roller-coaster ride of a trial phase, during which Jones learned his attorney “screwed up” and sent the opposing attorney years of his phone records.

During the trial, the Infowars host was also reprimanded by the judge on more than one occasion, while his lawyer walked into a courtroom and knocked down the plaintiffs’ attorney.

A lawyer for Jones did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment.

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