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‘Do You Know What Perjury Is?’: Attorney For Sandy Hook Parents Says Alex Jones Lied About Phone Records

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at January 1, 1970

Topline

Attorneys representing the parents of Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims accused InfoWars host Alex Jones of perjury at his defamation damages trial Wednesday, saying Jones’ legal team accidentally sent records proving Jones wrote numerous emails and text messages referencing the massacre, even though Jones testified he could not find any of that information.

Key Facts

Plaintiffs’ attorney Mark Bankston said Jones’ lawyers mistakenly turned over years of records from his cell phone during discovery in the Texas damages trial.

Jones previously testified under oath that he searched for “Sandy Hook” on his phone, but the search yielded no results.

Jones also testified he could not have written emails that referenced Sandy Hook because he does not use email, but Bankston showed Jones did, in fact, write emails that mentioned Sandy Hook.

The InfoWars host insisted he did not lie, telling Bankston at one point, “this is ridiculous.”

Crucial Quote

“Do you know what perjury is?” Bankston asked.

Key Background

Jones testified Wednesday that he believes the 2012 massacre that left 20 children and six school staffers dead at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was “100% real,” despite repeatedly peddling conspiracy theories about the shooting on his radio program. Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of Austin, Texas, found Jones liable for defamation last year in one of several lawsuits brought by the parents of Sandy Hook victims, and the current trial is set to determine the damages Jones owes to the parents, who are seeking $150 million.

Big Number

$800,000 a day. That’s how much money InfoWars was making at times in 2018, according to records on Jones’ phone revealed by plaintiffs’ attorneys. The number represents one of the first purported InfoWars financial records made public.

Surprising Fact

Bankston also accused Jones of taking an unscrupulous approach to the trial, playing a video of an InfoWars broadcast in which Jones says those in the jury pool “don’t know what planet they’re on.”

Further Viewing

Further Reading

Alex Jones claims defamation trial rigged, jurors don’t know what “planet they’re on” (Reuters)

Alex Jones Calls Sandy Hook Trial Judge ‘Demonically Possessed’ Just Before He’s Set To Testify (Forbes)

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