We know that Alex Jones lies and lies brazenly. In a surprising development, his lies have now been exposed in court during the trial to determine how much damages Alex Jones should pay Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of Jesse Heslin who was murdered at Sandy Hook, the parents’s lawyer Mark Bankston dramatically revealed a lie that Jones has made. It was exposed because Jones’s lawyers had inadvertently sent copies of all the text messages on Jones’s phone to Bankston.
In a remarkable moment, Bankston disclosed to Jones and the court that he had recently acquired evidence proving Jones had lied when he claimed during the discovery process that he had never texted about the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting.
Bankston said that Jones’ attorney had, in an apparent mishap, sent him two years of cell phone records that included every text message Jones had sent.
The cell phone records, Bankston said, showed that Jones had in fact texted about the Sandy Hook shooting.
“That is how I know you lied to me when you said you didn’t have text messages about Sandy Hook,” Bankston said.
Bankston showed Jones a text message exchange he had about Sandy Hook. But Jones testified that he had “never seen these text messages.”
That was not all. Bankston also revealed how Jones had once alleged that the judge who is overseeing the trial was connected to a pedophilia ring.
In another moment, Jones was asked whether he had connected Maya Guerra Gamble, the judge overseeing the trial, to pedophilia and human trafficking.
When Jones denied having done so, Bankston played video for the court of an Infowars video which did just that.
In the video, Jones attacked Gamble’s prior work for Child Protective Services by claiming the agency had been “exposed” for “working for pedophiles.”
Gamble, whose office did not respond to an earlier request for comment about the fact Infowars has been attacking her in such terms, laughed when she saw a screengrab from the video in court on Wednesday.
“The person on the left of this image is our judge, correct?” Bankston asked Jones.
Jones replied that it was.
Attorneys for the plaintiffs said Tuesday that they intend to ask for sanctions against Jones for being dishonest on the stand. And Gamble on Tuesday had also admonished Jones for having violated his oath to tell the truth twice.
The judge seemed exasperated.
“You are already under oath to tell the truth,” Gamble said Tuesday. “You’ve already violated that oath twice today, in just those two examples. It seems absurd to instruct you again that you must tell the truth while you testify. Yet here I am again.”
“This is not your show,” Gamble added to him Wednesday.
Watch her scold him.
The cell phone records had other damaging information.
The data from the phone is going to be an enormous pain for Jones and his attorneys. While he has told the jury that he is “bankrupt,” the phone data reveals that Infowars was making up to $800,000 a day at one point; even after social-media sites stopped promoting his stuff, in 2018 the site was still raking in as much as $100,000 to $200,000 per day. Hours after the debacle was made public, Rolling Stone reported that the House committee investigating the Capitol riot intends to ask for the phone data. Last year, the committee subpoenaed Jones to hand over documents and sit for a deposition regarding his involvement in the “Stop the Steal” rally preceding the riot.
People like Jones and Trump are so used to lying and getting away with it that they think they will always get away with it. He now says that he believes that thew Sandy Hook deaths were real but you can be sure that if he thinks he can get away with it, he will revert to the old conspiracy theories. He has absolutely no compunction about putting the bereaved families through hell.
The closing arguments are over and the jury began deliberating on Wednesday evening.
It should be noted that Jones has already been found guilty by default because he did not comply with court orders to turn over documents to the Sandy Hook families. This trial is only about the amount of damages. The plaintiffs are asking for damages of $150 million while the defense says that it should be just $1. This trial is in Texas where jurors tend not to give large awards so it is possible that Jones gets off lightly, even though he is utter scum.
It should also be noted that Jones is facing two other trials and the revelations in this trial are not going to help him.