Alex Jones faces libel charges after claiming the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax.
Jones previously testified that he had no Sandy Hook-related text messages on his phone.
The plaintiffs’ attorney announced in court that Jones’s attorney “blew it” and sent a digital copy of his phone.
Alex Jones May Have Been Caught Lying Under Oath After Attorney Represents Sandy Hook’s Parents revealed that InfoWars founder’s lawyer “blew it” and sent a copy of Jones’ entire phone content from two years back.
Jones was in the hot seat Wednesday at his lawsuit for libel damages over his repeated false claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting was a “hoax.”
As Jones sat in the stands, Mark Bankston, the attorney representing the parents of a boy killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre, confronted Jones and revealed that he knew Jones was lying about not having any text messages. regarding Sandy Hook.
“Your lawyers screwed up and sent me a full digital copy of your entire cell phone with every text message you sent in the past two years,” Bankston told Jones. “That’s how I know you lied to me when you said you didn’t text Sandy Hook.”
Footage from the courtroom shows a confused and defensive Jones responding to Bankston’s questions.
Jones defended himself while claiming he had told Bankston the truth.
“This is your Perry Mason moment,” Jones said, adding that he hadn’t seen the text messages mentioning Sandy Hook and had given everything he could to his lawyer.
Bankston later asked, “Do you know what perjury is right?”
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of 6-year-old Jesse Lewis who was killed in the mass shooting, sued Jones and his media company Free Speech Systems for defamation over its falsehoods about the massacre that left 20 first-graders and six teachers behind. dead.
The parents testified at trial that they endured years of torment and intimidation as a result of Jones repeatedly telling his audience that the Sandy Hook shooting was a “huge hoax” staged by the government with “crisis actors.” .
Jones testified on Wednesday that he believes the mass shooting was “100% real.”
He’s already been held liable for defamation by the Texas court and a Connecticut court for its portrayal of the rampage — the deadliest school shooting in U.S. history.
The jury in the trial will determine how much money Jones must pay to Heslin and Lewis, who are seeking $150 million in damages.
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