He acknowledges that the ;Sandy Hook attack was “100% real”.
American far-right conspirator Alex Jones is being sued in courts in Texas and Connecticut.
American conspirator from far-right Alex Jones has admitted it was irresponsible of him to call the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre a hoax.
Speaking the day after the parents of a boy murdered in the 2012 killings testified, the Infowars host assured before judge and jury that the attack was indeed indeed took place, contrary to what he had previously claimed.
Alex Jones has been sued for several years by parents of victims of the Sandy Hook school shooting. of Newton, Connecticut, for claiming that the massacre was just a staged show by opponents of guns.
The killing left 26 dead, including six adults and 20 children.
For the parents of Jesse Lewis, one of the young victims, the conspirator's apologies are not enough. They are seeking at least $150 million in compensation for defamation and intentionally inflicted emotional distress in a Texas court where the lawsuit is currently taking place.
Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis have testified to the suffering, death threats and harassment they have endured since the conspirator's remarks were broadcast on their media platforms.
Their story changed the discourse of the accused who took responsibility for his lies about the massacre. Especially since I met the parents. This is 100% true, conceded the accused, a known figure on the far right and follower of several conspiracy theories.
Alex Jones has assured that he had long wanted to apologize to the complainants.
When his lawyer asked him if he now understood that it was absolutely irresponsible to pretend that the massacre had not taken place and that no one had died, the defendant replied yes, but adding: They [the media] won't let me go back.
Alex Jones also complained about being typecast as someone who runs around talking about Sandy Hook, making money with Sandy Hook, who is obsessed with Sandy Hook.
Cross-examination by attorney Mark Bankston led the defendant to admit other allegations of conspiracy, including in the bombings of Oklahoma City and the Boston Marathon, but also mass shootings in Las Vegas and Parkland, Florida.
In addition, Me Bankston demonstrated that Alex Jones' conspiracy theories also targeted the trial itself, denigrated on the Infowars site.
Thanks to a leak of information inadvertently forwarded by the opposing side, the attorney argued that Alex Jones failed to comply with court orders to provide pre-trial evidence gathering texts and emails, to which the 'accused replied I'm not a tech savvy guy.
“Did you know that 12 days ago your lawyers made a mistake and sent me a digital copy of your entire cell phone, complete with all the text messages you sent to class? the last two years?
—Mark Bankston, attorney for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis whose son was killed
The attorney for Jesse Lewis's parents also showed the court an email from an Infowars sales executive telling Alex Jones that the company had made $800,000 gross selling its products in a single day, which would amount to almost $300 million in one year.
The jury must consider whether Alex Jones and his company will pay punitive damages to the plaintiffs.
< p class="e-p">When the judge sent the jury out of the room to deliberate, he sharply chastised Mr. Jones for assuring the jurors that he had complied with the pre-trial evidence collection when the evidence was collected. he had not done so and that he was bankrupt, which has not been determined.
Mr. Jones has previously tried to financially protect Free Speech Systems, his media company. The company filed for federal bankruptcy protection last week.
The families of Sandy Hook have expressed fears over a possible insolvency organization of the defendant who they say will try to protect the millions of dollars generated by his business through fictitious entities.
The 48-year-old conspirator is being sued in courts in Texas and Connecticut, where he suffered several legal setbacks.
In November, a judge in Connecticut ruled that he was civilly liable and could be subject to the payment of damages. In this case, a trial is scheduled for September.
With information from Associated Press, and Agence France-Presse