Alex Jones’ lawyers accidentally sent his text messages to the prosecutor
InfoWars founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has finished testifying in the defamation damages lawsuit against him over his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, which killed 20 children and six adults, was a hoax.
He was sued in Austin, Texas, by Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of Jesse Lewis, who was six years old when he died in the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut. Both gave impassioned testimony on the witness stand, with Mrs. Lewis being able to confront Jones and look him straight in the eye as she spoke of her son.
Jones faces possible damages of up to $150 million. The radio host underwent an awkward cross-examination on Wednesday morning when much of what he testified was refuted by the prosecutor’s attorney and asked if he knew what perjury was.
During the interrogation, Jones was confronted not only with what he had said about Sandy Hook, but also about the judge and jury in the case. It was also revealed that his own lawyer had mistakenly shared the entire contents of Jones’ phone with the opposition legal team – this is now reportedly being sought by the selected House committee investigating the events surrounding January 6, 2021 in Washington, DC, when Jones was in town.
The jury is now deliberating.
Judge Gamble tells the opposing teams that she needs one member of the council from each side to be in the building at all times while the jury deliberates.
The parties do not need to be present.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 22:46
Jury begins deliberations
The jury is excused to begin their deliberations and can continue until 5 p.m. CT (6 p.m. ET).
They will then take a break for the night until 9am CT tomorrow.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 22:39
Prosecutors’ attorney Kyle Farrar gives a final rebuttal.
“We still live in the conspiracy world of Alex Jones,” he says, in which the prosecutors are armed, the jury is selected and the judge is part of the Deep State.
“That’s the twist Jones wants to put on this judgment.”
“They Called Them” [the plaintiffs] 10 years of liars to make money, and they call them liars here to save money,” Mr Farrar says of Jones’ defense argument to avoid a high financial compensation bill.
Mr Farrar added that Jones’ apologies are worth nothing because his attorney just said his client had done nothing wrong.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 22:32
The use of that poem by Martin Niemöller understandably arouses a lot of reactions online.
First they came for the socialists, and I didn’t speak out – because I wasn’t a socialist.
Then they came for the union members, and I didn’t speak out – because I wasn’t a unionist.
Then they came for the Jews, and I didn’t speak out – because I wasn’t a Jew.
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 22:24
Mr. Reynal admits that the jury may want to award some compensatory damages to continue the plaintiffs in mental health.
In a confusing throwback to his earlier comments that InfoWars is a small platform, Mr. Reynal said, “Alex Jones may not be to your taste, but millions of Americans tune in to be informed, entertained, and have their voices heard.” to belong.”
Mr. Reynal then concluded his closing speech with the famous quote from a Lutheran priest in the 1930s, in which he recalled: “First they came for the … and I didn’t speak out.”
The court has now taken a short break.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 22:12
Addressing the plaintiffs, Mr Reynal says he hopes God has given them some sort of closure, but then asks “what has been proven” and once again emphasizes the argument that there is insufficient evidence.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 22:01
Mr. Reynal argues that there is not enough evidence to show that what Jones said on InfoWars is attributable to what happened to the plaintiffs. He emphasizes that there was no call to action.
He blames other actors, from politicians to Megyn Kelly.
Mr Reynal then dismisses the amount of money being demanded ($150 million) as unreasonable and ridiculous, even comparing it to the equivalent weight in number of elephants. He then repeats an amount of $1.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 21:59
Mr Reynal describes what happened after the tragedy at Sandy Hook when the media and politicians invade the city like vultures.
He says his client, Jones, told a story and made a mistake while he was struggling. Mr. Reynal says the story was armed, magnified and amplified.
Depicting Jones as the weaker side with a platform that “isn’t that great,” he also says that the plaintiffs’ grief was also weaponized and framed in the context that this was all Jones’ responsibility.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 21:36
Video of Alex Jones host disparaging jury and accusing judge of ‘fraud case’ shown in court
During the defamation trial of Alex Jones, a video was shown of the Infowars presenter belittling the jury in his case and accusing the judge of rigging the proceedings.
The lawyer for the parents of a child killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre played the video, in which Mr. Jones said the jury was made up of people who “don’t know what planet they are on”.
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Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 21:34
Jones’ attorney Andino Reynal begins the closing argument for his client.
He says he wants to talk about actual damages based on actual evidence and not punitive damages, which will be decided at a later date.
Oliver O’ConnellAugust 3, 2022 21:16