- Alex Jones was asked in court how he will prove he is truly sorry for defaming the parents of Sandy Hook.
- Jones responded by inviting them on InfoWars, the show where he repeatedly disparaged them.
- It is unclear whether they accepted the invitation.
Alex Jones said in court Wednesday that he will show his remorse for defaming Sandy Hook parents by inviting them on InfoWars, the show where he spread his conspiracy theory about the shooting.
Jones issued the invitation from the witness stand as part of his ongoing defamation lawsuit, in which he has already was found responsible.
It is now being determined how much he will pay in compensation to bereaved parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis.
On Wednesday he admitted that the Sandy Hook shooting was “100% real,” contradicting his many previous claims that it was staged.
As part of the proceeding, Judge Maya Guerra Gamble read a series of questions from the jury to ask Jones.
One of them asked, “If you are truly sorry and regret how your words have hurt the grieving parents, how do you intend to show, rather than just say, that you are sorry?”
The question went on to ask if, for example, she would support a foundation called Choose Love, which Lewis founded in her son’s memory to promote social and emotional skills programs.
Jones ignored this suggestion. But he said it “would be huge” if Lewis and Heslin appeared on InfoWars.
“I would give her a reasonable apology, I’d love to invite you guys on the show, so you can meet the people, come on, and I think it would be huge for everyone to see,” he said.
“I’m more worried about that than even the monetary stuff,” he added.
InfoWars, the show at the center of the trial, is the platform on which Jones has repeatedly promoted his baseless Sandy Hook conspiracy theories. He said the December 2012 shooting, which killed 26 people, was staged and that the victims were crisis actors.
Jones went on to say that he had been “disguised” and that he no longer wanted to be “the Sandy Hook guy.”
Heslin and Lewis did not respond to the invitation during the proceedings.