Infowars founder Alex Jones took the position today in a process that will determine what he owes to the parents of a child who died in the mass shooting in Sandy Hook. Last year, Jones was found liable in a series of defamation lawsuits filed by the parents of Sandy Hook victims.
For years, Jones and Infowars spread bizarre and disturbing conspiracy theories that claimed that the tragedy of 2012, which demanded 28 lives – most of them children – was performed.
The first process to determine the damage that Jones may owe is underway in Texas, where Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, parents of 6-year-old Sandy Hook-victim Jesse Lewis, are looking for at least $ 150 million . At the end of last month, the parent company of Infowars Bankruptcy of Chapter 11 requestedprobably a preemptive attempt to avoid financial debt before the outcome of the trial.
In a surprising twist on Wednesday, the attorney representing the Sandy Hook victim’s parents revealed that he recently received a large number of phone records from Jones, apparently accidentally shared with the opposing team’s legal team.
By default, Jones lost four separate defamation cases involving Sandy Hook after he refused to cooperate with the Texas and Connecticut courts and provide requested documents. Jones also failed to produce any reports related to Sandy Hook in the pre-damage discovery process — a discrepancy that family lawyer Mark Bankston highlighted on Wednesday.
“You know what perjury is, right?” asked Bankston.
The plaintiff’s lawyer also quoted e -mails showing that Infowars earned $ 800,000 a day – a bewildering figure that Jones did not dispute, despite his earlier conflicting claims about the income of the company. Jones claimed any penalty over $2 million would “sink” his company.
Whether a compensation granted would destroy his company or not, the process could be a warning story for the countless companies that conspire that, such as infowars, bring in income around dangerous and politically divided information.
Shortly after the unveiling, Rolling Stone reported that the Jan. 6 commission plans to apply those messages and emails in the ongoing investigation into the Capitol uprising.
Jones faces court after infamously alleging that the Sandy Hook shooting was a fake event staged by “crisis actors” to further a secret ideological agenda. The false claims have spread over the past ten years as a racing fire in conspirative echo rooms and inspired believers to stalk and bother the parents of Sandy Hook victims, some of whom even moved or moved or went into hiding To escape the abuse.
Heslin described the situation as a “living hell” in testimony this week. “What was said about me and Sandy Hook resonates all over the world,” he said. “As time went, I really realized how dangerous it was … My life is threatened. I fear for my life, I fear for my safety. “
Alex Jones has spent years making money from the Infowars conspiracy empire, promoting repeated claims of government cover-ups and false flag operations, while pushing branded products like nootropic supplements that promise to improve “male vitality.” While breaking the rules or even outright breaking them, Jones managed to stay active on mainstream social media platforms until a few years ago.
In late 2018, major tech companies including YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Spotify and Apple Jones kicked off their platforms, citing its long track record of misconduct, misinformation and harassment. Apple led the effort and banned Infowars from the App Store after Jones’ media empire broke the rules against hate speech.