Infowars host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is being fined for each day that passes without him appearing for a deposition in a lawsuit brought by relatives of some victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
The fines are in response to Jones defying court orders to attend a deposition last week. Jones had cited health problems for the no-show.
“The plaintiffs subjected themselves to hours and hours of painful questioning by Mr. Jones’s lawyers — and Mr. Jones plays sick when it is his turn to tell the truth under oath,” the families’ motion for contempt read.
The penalties will begin at $25,000 per weekday beginning Friday, and increase by $25,000 per weekday until he appears for a deposition.
Jones was found in contempt of court and the judge said letters submitted by Jones’ doctors did not include enough evidence that he was too ill to attend last week’s deposition... She also noted Jones appeared on his website show every day last week.
Read more The New York Times.