Judge orders Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in Sandy Hook case

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FILE- In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo conspiracy theorist Alex Jones speaks outside of the Dirksen building of Capitol Hill in Washington. On Dec. 20, 2019, a Texas judge ordered Jones to pay $100,000 in legal fees in another setback to the Infowars host, who is being sued by families of children killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting for calling the attack a hoax. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge has ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay $100,000 in another court setback over the Infowars host.

Jones is being sued for defamation in Texas by the parents of a 6-year-old who was among the 20 children and six adults killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jones used his show to promote falsehoods that the attack was a hoax.

Judge Scott Jenkins ruled that Jones purposefully ignored previous orders to provide materials that would move along the lawsuit.

An attorney for Jones did not immediately comment Tuesday.

Jenkins’ orders were first reported by The Daily Beast.

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