Thursday, August 4, 2022

Alex Jones Squirms During Cross-Examination


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Alex Jones' defense attorney's "messed up" and sent a digital copy of the far-right conspiracy theorist's cell phone to the lawyer for the Sandy Hook parents who have sued him for defamation, the parents' lawyer said in court on Wednesday. 

Business Insider reports the copy of Jones' phone revealed a text about the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut, massacre that Jones claimed did not exist, as well as financial information for Jones' InfoWars that Jones didn't turn over during deposition in that case.

Attorney Mark Bankston — who is representing Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of a boy killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting — announced in a Texas courtroom that Jones' lawyers sent him an "entire digital copy" of Jones' cell phone "with every text message you've sent for the past two years" twelve days ago. 

Bankston said that when he "informed" Jones' legal team about what they did, they "did not take any steps to identify it as privileged or protected in any way."

"That is how I know you lied to me when you said you didn't have text messages about Sandy Hook," Bankston told Jones as Jones was on the witness stand testifying in his own defense during his defamation damages trial. 

Bankston accused Jones of lying during his deposition when he claimed he did not have messages about Sandy Hook on his phone. 

"You know what perjury is, right? I just want to make sure you know before we go any further," Bankston asked Jones. 

Jones testified that he didn't see the text messages mentioning Sandy Hook and that he gave everything that he could find to his lawyer.

"I'm not a tech guy," Jones said from the witness stand as he claimed he "didn't lie."

Bankston also asked Jones about messages showing that InfoWars made as much as $800,000 per day in 2018, financial information that wasn't provided in the deposition.

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