Sandy Hook mother faces Alex Jones in court
InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is testifying to defend himself against claims he must pay the parents of an elementary school child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting because he claimed the massacre was a hoax.
Jones is on trial in Austin, Texas to decide how much he must pay for spreading falsehoods about the school shooting that killed 20 children and six adult employees at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, according to Reuters.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of Jesse Lewis, who was six years old when he was shot dead on December 14, 2012, are seeking up to $150 million in damages from the radio and web host and his company . – Free Speech Systems LLC. Both testified Tuesday.
While Mr. Heslin testified, Jones continued to vilify him on his show. Mrs Lewis said she was grateful to be able to look him in the eye while on the stand. In a tense moment at the end of the day, the judge reprimanded Jones and reminded him that he is under oath.
Watch: Sandy Hook victim’s father testifies in Alex Jones’ defamation trial
Sandy Hook victim’s father testifies at Alex Jones’ trial
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 08:00
Judge slams Jones for not telling the truth: ‘This isn’t your show’
Judge Maya Guerra Gamble strongly condemned conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Tuesday for not telling the truth at trial under oath.
The judge reprimanded Jones for telling jurors that he complied with the collection of evidence before the trial, despite the fact that he did not and that he is bankrupt, which has not been proven.
“Mr. Jones, you cannot tell this jury that you complied with discovery. This is not true. You cannot tell this jury that you are bankrupt. This is also not true. You may have filed for bankruptcy.. that does not make a person or a company bankrupt,” the judge said.
He added: “This is not your show!”
“You are already under oath to tell the truth. You have already broken that oath twice today… It seems absurd to instruct you again that you must tell the truth.. Yet here I am. You have to tell the truth when you testify,” Judge Gamble told the InfoWars founder.
This happened after the judge sent the jury out of the room.
The plaintiff’s attorneys were unhappy with Jones’ claim that he is bankrupt, as they worried it would taint the jury’s decision on damages.
Arpan RaiAugust 3, 2022 07:06
Alex Jones shakes his head as Sandy Hook lies to the court
Right-wing agitator Alex Jones repeatedly shook his head as his lies about the Sandy Hook school shooting were read to a Texas jury on the first day of his libel trial.
The trial in Austin, Texas, which began Tuesday, will determine how much the Infowars conspiracy theorist must pay the parents of a child killed in the 2012 mass shooting at an elementary school.
Alex Jones shakes his head as Sandy Hook reads lies to the court
Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin’s son Jesse was among 20 children and six adults massacred by a gunman in 2012.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 06:30
Alex Jones promoted supplements as he took the position
InfoWars founder Alex Jones tried to promote his supplement business as he took the stand in his $150 million Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit Tuesday.
Jones said he made $165 million from promoting supplements on the site while being questioned by his lawyer Antino Reynal about Infowars’ business model.
“We have them made by the top lab recognized in the United States. All we do is put our label on it so we know it’s triple checked with the highest quality and that’s why people love it,” he said.
“It’s the best out there… there’s all kinds of crap you can buy at a gas station out there. This is not ours… we buy ours from the Japanese.’
The conspiracy theorist bragged about the quality of vitamins sold on his Infowars conspiracy theory website in an extended tirade to the jury. That jury is responsible for deciding how much Jones must pay in damages to Mark Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, who lost their six-year-old son Jesse Lewis in the 2012 school shooting that killed 20 children and six adults.
Read the full story here:
Alex Jones tried to take supplements as he took the stand in $150 million defamation lawsuit
Judge rips into conspiracy theorist for lying on stand: ‘Just because you claim to believe something is true doesn’t make it true’
Arpan RaiAugust 3, 2022 06:09
Sandy Hook victim’s mother strongly condemns Alex Jones
Scarlett Lewis, the mother of a six-year-old boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, spoke directly to right-wing Infowars host Alex Jones on Tuesday about the devastating impact of his conspiracy claims.
“Jesse was real. I’m a real mom,” Ms. Lewis told Jones as she sat in the courtroom in Travis County, Texas, while she testified.
“I wanted to tell you to your face, because I wanted you to know that I am a mother, first and foremost. I know you are a father,” Mrs. Lewis told Jones.
Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, the parents of Jesse Lewis, are suing Jones and his company Free Speech Media for $150 million over the harassment they say they suffered after the 2012 shooting in Newtown, Connecticut.
Read the full text of her conviction here:
Sandy Hook Mother’s victim testimony strongly condemns Alex Jones
“Having a six-year-old son shot in the forehead in his classroom is unbearable… Do you think I’m an actor?” Scarlett Lewis asked Jones directly at one point
Arpan RaiAugust 3, 2022 05:34
Sandy Hook shooting victim’s parents say they’ve endured ‘years of hell’
The father of a child killed in the Sandy Hook shooting told a court Tuesday that he and his wife have been through “years of hell” because of claims by InfoWards founder Alex Jones, who told his followers the massacre was a hoax .
Neil Heslin, father of a six-year-old victim, said: “What was said about me and Sandy Hook itself resonates around the world. As time went on, I really realized how dangerous it was. … My life has been threatened. I fear for my life, I fear for my safety.”
He told the jury about the harassing phone calls and death threats on the stand.
Heslin said hearing about the lies that Sandy Hook didn’t happen makes him relive holding his son’s body after the massacre.
Heslin and his wife Scarlett Lewis sought up to $150 million in damages after a judge found Jones liable for defamation in a default judgment last year.
The couple has been isolated in an undisclosed location due to what their lawyers say are unspecified security incidents.
InfoWars founder Jones has since acknowledged the shooting, but says he’s not to blame for the family’s plight.
Arpan RaiAugust 3, 2022 04:48
Alex Jones’ lawyer apologizes for calling Sandy Hook’s lawyer a ‘liar’
A defense lawyer representing far-right conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones in his legal battle with the families of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre has apologized for his inappropriate behavior in a heated courtroom row where he was seen pointing the middle finger at a plaintiff attorney.
“I apologize for yesterday’s outburst. It was not appropriate,” attorney F Andino Reynal told a Texas court Thursday before jurors were seated in the chamber.
Alex Jones’ lawyer apologizes for flipping the bird at Sandy Hook trial
Alex Jones’ defense barrister, Antino Reynal, gave plaintiff Mark Bunston the middle finger in the courtroom after the judges left.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 04:30
Alex Jones slams journalist as ‘pirate’
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones berated a reporter outside his libel trial for spreading false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was staged.
“You pretend to be a journalist and you want to look at people like me so you can say you’re the good guy,” the Infowars host said. Huffington Post journalist Sebastian Murdock.
Josh Marcus has the story.
Alex Jones slams reporter as ‘pirate’ outside Sandy Hook trial
The right-wing Infowars host has been reprimanded for outbursts during the trial
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 03:00
InfoWars parent company files for bankruptcy
The parent company of InfoWars, the far-right media run by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, has filed for bankruptcy.
Free Speech Systems LLC filed for bankruptcy on Friday as Mr. Jones, its founder, and the company could face up to $150 million in damages in the lawsuit over the lies Mr. Jones pushed about the elementary school shooting Sandy Hook in 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut. .
InfoWars parent company files for bankruptcy
“InfoWars heads straight for its long-awaited reckoning”
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 01:30
Earlier: “Spit out your gum Mr. Jones”
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 01:00