Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is asking the families of the victims in the Dec. 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. to accept a minimum settlement of $5.5 million a year for 10 years (or $55 million in total), with more possible depending on Jones’ income. The families who accept the deal would have to give up all legal claims against Jones or any related party.
The proposal falls far short of the close to $1.5 billion courts in Connecticut and Texas collectively awarded the victims’ relatives in lawsuits against Jones for falsely claiming the shooting — which left 26 people dead, the majority of them 6- and 7-year-old children — was a hoax.
Chris Mattei, lead trial counsel for the Sandy Hook families in Connecticut, said Jones’ offer was “not a serious proposal in any way.”
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