October 13, 2022

Joshua Koskoff, the attorney who got Sandy Hook parents the record-setting Alex Jones verdict, was making the media rounds this morning. Willie Geist interviewed him on Morning Joe:

"Were you surprised, Josh, by the number, just the total, the amount of money that is now owed to these families, and do you expect that Alex Jones somehow, some way, will spend the rest of his life paying?" he said.

"I wasn't surprised by the fact that it was a substantial number, Willie, because I think if you or any of your team over there had been at trial and listened to the stories of these individuals and what Alex Jones has meant to their lives and how they've had to accommodate around him and how suspicious they've become and how fearful they have become, you would see it was a very just and sound and reasonable verdict," Koskoff said.

"I thought it was going to be a substantial verdict. I had no idea what the actual amount was going to be, but there's one thing about this that I would just -- I heard Senator Murphy's comment, and I don't think that this is a political thing, necessarily. The verdict, I think, if it stands for anything, will stand for the proposition that this type of conduct, attacking grieving families, attacking anybody who has been through a tragedy like this and maligning them for your own personal gain is not profitable, is not profitable in the long run, and it's not certainly profitable morally or spiritually.

"It's just wrong, and so the families hope that through this verdict, it will dissuade others from trying to take up the Jones mantle."

"How will you get this man to pay this money? He said, 'I don't have that much money. I'm not going to pay the money. Might as well make it trillions of dollars because I don't have a billion dollars to give you.' What are the mechanisms that will allow him to be pursued really for the rest of his life to reach this total of nearly a billion dollars?" Geist asked.

"Well, we're going to chase Alex Jones to the ends of the earth, just like he maligned these families for ten years, exposing them to harm and maligning them, and ruining their safety and security," Koskoff said.

"These families have been patient, and they will make Alex Jones pay every last dollar that he has. the answer is, wait and see."

That certainly cheers me up!

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