Alex Jones Trial Verdict Update: Infowars Host Says Sandy Hook Shooting Was 100% True
Alex Jones’ lawyers accidentally sent his text messages to the prosecution
InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has finished testifying in a defamation trial against him over his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, which killed 20 children and six adults, was a hoax.
Giving evidence to jurors Jones said: “Especially since I met the parents. It’s 100% real.” He was brought to court in Austin, Texas by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, parents of Jesse Lewis, who was six years old when he was killed in the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.
Both gave impassioned testimony when in the witness box.
Jones faces potential damages of up to $150 million. The radio host was put through an uncomfortable cross-examination Wednesday morning when much of what he testified was contradicted by the plaintiff’s attorney and he was asked if he knew what perjury was.
It also emerged that his own lawyer had mistakenly shared the entire contents of Jones’ phone with the opposition’s legal team — this is now reportedly being sought by the House Select Committee looking into the events surrounding January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC , when Jones was in town.
Report: Jan. 6 subpoena investigation of Alex Jones’ texts and emails obtained in Sandy Hook trial
The Jan. 6 panel is preparing to subpoena Alex Jones’ texts and emails that were accidentally sent to an attorney for Sandy Hook victims, according to a report.
Attorney Mark Bankston revealed he accidentally obtained a number of thousands of Jones’ private communications during the Infowars founder’s defamation trial on Wednesday.
Within minutes of the stunning revelation, the House committee investigating the attack on the US Capitol began preparing to subpoena the messages, a source said Rolling rock.
Jan 6 Committee to Subpoena Alex Jones’ Texts and Emails Taken in Sandy Hook Trial
The text messages were sent to an attorney representing Sandy Hook families during Jones’ defamation trial
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 4, 2022 04:00
Jones’ lawyer accidentally sent two years of his text messages to opposing lawyer
Alex Jones’ attorney accidentally sent two years of his text messages to the attorney representing the parents of a child killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting, a court heard.
Mark Bankston, who is representing Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis in their ongoing defamation lawsuit against Jones, made the startling claim during cross-examination of the Infowars founder on Wednesday.
Alex Jones’ lawyer accidentally sent two years of his text messages to opposing lawyer
The stunning claim was made during the cross-examination of Alex Jones on Wednesday
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 4, 2022 03:00
Watch: Sandy Hook victim’s mother faces Alex Jones in court
Sandy Hook victim’s mother faces Alex Jones in court
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 4, 2022 02:00
Jones shakes his head as his lies about Sandy Hook shootings are read in court
Right-wing agitator Alex Jones repeatedly shook his head as his lies about the Sandy Hook school shooting massacre were read to a Texas jury on the first day of his libel trial.
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 4, 2022 01:00
ICYMI: Jones slams reporter as ‘pirate’ outside Sandy Hook trial
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.
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 4, 2022 00:00
Watch: Sandy Hook victim’s father testifies at Alex Jones trial
Sandy Hook victim’s father testifies at Alex Jones’ trial
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 11:15 p.m
Judge Gamble tells the opposing teams that she requires a member of the bar from each side to be in the building at all times while the jury is deliberating.
Parties need not be present.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 10:46 p.m
The jury begins deliberations
The jury has been excused to begin its deliberations and may continue until 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET).
They will then adjourn for the night until 9am. CT tomorrow.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 10:39 p.m
Plaintiffs’ attorney Kyle Farrar gives the final rebuttal.
“We’re still living in the Alex Jones conspiracy world,” he says, in which plaintiffs are armed, the jury is picked and the judge is part of the Deep State.
“That’s the twist Jones wants to put on this verdict.”
“They were called [the plaintiffs] liars for 10 years to make money, and they’re being called liars here to save money,” Mr Farrar says of Jones’ defense argument to avoid a large financial compensation bill.
Mr Farrar adds that Jones’ apology is worthless because his lawyer simply said his client did nothing wrong.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 10:32 p.m
The use of this poem by Martin Niemöller has understandably caused quite a reaction on the internet.
First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak – because I was not a socialist.
Then they came for the trade unionists and I didn’t speak — because I wasn’t a trade unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I did not speak – because I was not a Jew.
Then they came for me — and there was no one left to speak for me.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 10:24 p.m