Entangled in his lies, the conspirator Alex Jones changes his speech at his trial


Emp&ecirc ;treat in his lies, the conspirator Alex Jones changes his speech at his trial

He acknowledges that the attack on Sandy Hook was “100% real”.

Far-right American conspirator Alex Jones is being prosecuted in courts in Texas and Connecticut.

American far-right conspirator Alex Jones has admitted that he had been irresponsible of him to declare the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax.

Speaking the day after the testimony of the parents of a boy murdered in the 2012 killings, the InfoWars host assured before judge and jury that the attack was indeed indeed took place, contrary to what he had previously claimed.

Alex Jones has been sued for several years by parents of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. , in Newton, Connecticut, for claiming the massacre was just a staged show by opponents of guns.

The killing killed 26, six adults and 20 children.

For the parents of Jesse Lewis, one of the young victims, the conspirator's apologies are not enough. They are seeking at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in a Texas court where the lawsuit is currently taking place.

Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis have testified to the pain, death threats and harassment they have endured since the conspirator's remarks aired on his media platforms.

Their story changed the speech of the accused, who took responsibility for his lies about the massacre. Especially since I met the parents. This is 100% true, conceded the accused, a known figure on the far right and follower of several conspiracy theories.

Alex Jones has assured that he had long wanted to apologize to the complainants.

When his lawyer asked him if he now understood that it was absolutely irresponsible to pretend that the massacre had not taken place and that no one had died, the defendant replied yes but adding this: They [the media] won't let me go back.

Alex Jones also complained about being typecast as someone who runs around talking about Sandy Hook, making money with Sandy Hook, who is obsessed with Sandy Hook.

Cross-examination by attorney Mark Bankston led the defendant to admit other allegations of conspiracy, including in the bombings of Oklahoma City and the Boston Marathon, as well as the mass shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida.

Furthermore, Me Bankston demonstrated that conspiracy theories 'Alex Jones also targeted the lawsuit itself, denigrated on the InfoWars site.

Thanks to information leaked inadvertently from the opposing party, the attorney argued that Alex Jones failed to comply with court orders to provide information. texting and emailing for pre-trial evidence gathering, to which the defendant replied: I'm not a tech savvy guy.

“Did you know that 12 days ago your lawyers made a mistake and sent me a digital copy of your entire cell phone with all the text messages you sent over the years? last two years?

—Mark Bankston, lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose son was killed

Lawyer for Jesse Lewis's parents also showed the court an email from an InfoWars sales executive who informed Alex Jones that the company made $800,000 gross selling its products in a single day. , which would amount to almost $300 million in one year.

The jury must consider whether Alex Jones and company will pay punitive damages to the plaintiffs.

When the judge sent the jury out of the room to deliberate, he sharply chastised Mr. Jones for assuring the jurors that he had complied with the pre-trial evidence collection when the evidence was collected. he had not done so and that he was bankrupt, which has not been determined.

Mr. Jones has previously tried to financially protect Free Speech Systems, his media company. The latter filed for federal bankruptcy protection last week.

Sandy Hook families have expressed concern about a possible organized x27;insolvency of the defendant who they claim is trying to protect the millions of dollars his business has generated through fictitious entities.

Aged 48 years, the conspirator is being prosecuted in courts in Texas and Connecticut, where he suffered several legal setbacks.

In November 2021, a judge in Connecticut estimated that he was civilly liable and could be subject to the payment of damages. In this case, a trial is scheduled for September.

With information from Associated Press, and Agence France-Presse


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