“And this how I know you lied to me when you said you didn’t have any text messages about Sandy Hook,” Bankston said.
“This is your Perry Mason moment,” Jones replied, referring to the fictional lawyer who became famous for its stunning 11 hour courtroom show. I gave them my phone.
Bankston noted that Jones testified under oath that he personally searched his mobile phone. for Sandy Hook’s text messages were never found. Bankston asked: “You know what is perjury, right? I just want do sure you know before we go any further.”
Jones denied the lie, saying “I don’t tech guy.”
The dramatic moment came when Bankston cross-examined Jones shortly before the closing debate. in damage phase of Defamation Trial Begins last a week in courtroom in Austin. Heslin and Lewis sued in 2018 over far right media relentless personality false claims that the Sandy Hook shooting was a “giant hoax”.
Sandy Hook parents confront Alex Jones, claim that false claims have created “a living hell”
After years of Jones’ refusal to comply with court orders and hand over documents and evidence in lawsuits, District Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of Travis County, Texas in September found Jones responsible for all damage. She made a judgment against Jones, blowing him up and his websites parent Free Speech Systems, for “deliberately disobeyed” the court’s demands by refusing to apply over documents related to various lawsuits against his.
While talking to Jones about newly discovered text messages in Court Wednesday, Bankston displayed one of them, in which editor who worked for Jones sent him a screenshot of an Infowars article claiming that the hospital using mannequins in coronavirus department. Editor Paul Watson wrote that it “makes us look ridiculous and added”Sandy Hook all over again”. Jones wrote back”I understand”.
Bankston also asked about his email. He noted that Jones testified that he had nothing about Sandy Hook because he did not use Email address. Jones said in Court: Yes. I personally don’t understand on Internet and sit there and use Email address. I have never sent emails myself. Because I am not like It. I can’t take it. Too much of them.”
The lawyer then showed emails that he said Jones had sent to lawyers, staff and others about business operations.
He canceled-in on messages about infowars financial information, which he says contradicts Jones’ previous statements about amount of money he made. Bankston pointed out out what Jones claimed he lost millions because of deplatforming and made up up to $200,000 per day. But, according to him, messages on Jones’ phone suggested that Infowars had brought in as much as 800,000 dollars on sometimes. If he kept up what pace he said it would be add up up to about $300 million per year year.
Jones argued that the numbers were chosen carefully. AT one moment when Bankston went over content of phone, he chuckled, “That’s funny.”
Gamble told jurors that what the lawyers are saying is not evidence, adding that without evidence, it remains to be seen if the content was of The phone was given to Sandy Hook’s parents by a lawyer by accident.
“But what we do knowsaid the judge, “that it was not turned correctly. over when is that should Was.”
Despite concessions in Wednesday’s testimony that the 2012 shooting was not a hoax but “100 percent real”, Jones throughout the process continued to defend against critics of his broadcast program trying to protect their financial assets from potentially damaging damages that may be awarded to plaintiffs.
Jones last a week made urgent bankruptcy filing for free speech systems, just months after filing for bankruptcy protection for Infowars and two others business enterprises.
Alex Jones media company files for bankruptcy during the Sandy Hook trial
The families said a confession and apology from Jones was not enough; they are looking for at least $150 million in damage.
Expensive damages add to the string of legal damages for Jones and Infowars since parents of Sandy Hook victims start slandering suits in 2018, after Jones made repeated claims on his show that the shooting was a hoax and that the victims were “crisis actors”. judges in Connecticut and Texas issue default judgments against Jones in several suits.
Jones was sued by at least nine Sandy Hook families.