Tell the Truth on the Stand During Sandy Hook Defamation Trial

  • The judge in Travis County overseeing the Sandy Hook defamation trial admonished Alex Jones during his testimony.
  • Judge Maya Guerra Gamble said Jones was not being truthful about providing discovery and being bankrupt. 
  • Jones is being sued by two parents who lost their child Jesse Lewis, during the Sandy Hook massacre in 2012.

A Travis County judge reprimanded Infowars founder and host, Alex Jones, Tuesday, saying he needed to be truthful on the stand and that he was using the trial to “make asides” that were not relevant.

Jones is standing trial in Texas after being sued by the parents of Jesse Lewis, who died during the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. After Sandy Hook, in which 20 children died, Jones spread the false message to his audience that the shooting was a hoax staged by the government. 

Jones has already been found guilty in four defamation trials brought by Sandy Hook families.

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble told Jones during the end of the trial session that he was “abusing her tolerance” after he took to the stand to tell the jury that he was bankrupt and that he provided evidence during the discovery process. Gamble said both of these assertions were not true.

Gamble also referenced “comments about the larynx, or whatever,” which may refer to earlier during Jones’ testimony, when he testified that he had a “torn larynx.”

“You’re already under oath to tell the truth,” Gamble said. “You’ve already violated that oath twice today. In just those two examples. It seems absurd to instruct you again that you must tell the truth while you testify. Yet here I am.” 

Jones’ parent company Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, but Gamble said that did not mean that he was bankrupt. During previous lawsuits, three companies associated with Jones filed for bankruptcy. A lawyer for one of the families who sued Jones previously told Insider that it was used to stall the trial.

Gamble also accused Jones of using the stand to try to “further the message you’re wanting to further” instead of honestly answering questions put forth during the trial. 

“You must tell the truth while you testify,” Gamble said. “This is not your show.”

 

Jones rebutted and said that he believed everything he was saying was true, to which Gamble replied: “Just because you claim to think something is true does not make it true.” 

Earlier Tuesday, Lewis’ father Neil Heslin, called Jones “cowardly” after he did not show up to hear his testimony and said that Jones did not have the courage to face him.

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