Saturday 6 August 2022 05:46 AM Alex Jones says his defamation trial was 'CORDINATED AND RUN' by billionaire ... trends now
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones immediately took to the airwaves after the verdict in his defamation trial on Friday - which will see him be forced to pay nearly $50million in damages to the family of slain six-year-old Jesse Lewis.
Lewis was among the 20 children who were shot dead by crazed gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012. Another six people were killed in the massacre.
For years Jones claimed on his InfoWars platform that the shooting in Newton was a 'false flag' operation perpetrated by the US government to further gun control.
In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed the trial against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives.' He did not identify the other 'operatives' by name.
The host also accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the record of the trial.' 'SJW' stands for Social Justice Warrior.
In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed that the trial against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives'
The host also accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the record of the trial'
Jones said that the estimates of his net worth are wildly inaccurate and said that his actual net worth was closer to $5 million
Jones alleged that Gamble turned off the livestream at certain points when his lawyer's were speaking in attempt to discredit him.
Jones said: 'This is beyond any kangaroo rigged court ever.'
He went on to say that the judge was 'coordinating with the corporate media' who were present in the courtroom covering the trial.
The host also took aim at Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis' main lawyer, Mark Bankston, calling him an 'ambulance chaser.'
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Next in the firing line was forensic economist Bernard Pettingill, who on Friday testified that he believed Alex Jones' net worth to be close to $270 million.
Pettingill testified on behalf of Lewis' parents that Jones 'promulgated some hate speech and some misinformation' and 'made a lot of money.'
Jones referred to 'Pettingil' as being 'dandruff covered' and that he looked as though he was wearing a wig. Jones also that Pettingill looked at him like 'he wanted to kill' him.
Speaking about his supposed Pettingil's testimony, Jones said that his team were forbidden from calling a rebuttal expert and were only allowed to cross-examine.
He denied having a net worth anything close to what Pettingil alleged. Jones said that his net worth was less than $5 million.
Following Thursday's verdict of $4 million in damages, Jones, who was not present in court on Friday, bizarrely invited the Heslin and Lewis to appear on his show 'to discuss feelings about how the trial unfolded
In court, Scarlett Lewis said: 'This is an important day for truth, for justice and I couldn't be happier. This has been a long battle, a long time spent — 10 years — and to have the result a strong message to the world that literally, choosing love is what we need to do
Jones said that the biggest financial year for his company as $70 million gross. He said: 'It's not bad to make money. I wish we have a lot more money. We could do a lot more and not be so desperately trying to cling to stay on air.'
Speaking about the revelation that his lawyers handed over a digital copy of his cell phone to the opposition team, Jones said that he willingly handed over a copy of the phone.
Erika Wulff Jones, wife of the InfoWars host, tweeted following the verdict: 'I just want to thank everyone for the well wishes, and prayers. We are actually stronger than ever. God bless!'
In his closing statement, a lawyer for the victims' families said: 'Alex Jones is worth almost $270 million that we know of. Please take an amount that punishes him, and an amount that ensures he never does this again.'
This is the first of three trials that Jones will face in relation to his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax. Last year, he was found guilty of defaming the families of the victims.
Two others are set for September, one in Texas and one in Connecticut, where the shooting took place. A total of eight families will be represented in the Connecticut trial.
Scarlett Lewis tweeted in the aftermath of the jury's decision: 'Sandy Hook happened. Jesse was a hero. Alex Jones was held accountable. Today the jury proved that most of America is ready to choose love over fear and I'll be forever grateful to them.'
She added: 'Ironically, Alex Jones ended up giving