Alex Jones acquired the shock of his life on Wednesday whereas he was being cross-examined in his ongoing defamation trial in Texas.
As you would possibly know, the controversial media exec and conspiracy theory-promoting right-wing radio host has been sued by a few of the mother and father of the kids who died in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting tragedy. This week he’s on the stand, and on Wednesday, he confronted an unbelievable onslaught introduced on by a totally surprising and horrifically damaging mistake by his very personal authorized workforce.
Whereas Jones was being questioned by Mark Bankston (pictured above, proper), a lawyer for the plaintiffs within the case, the lawyer produced a textual content message Alex had despatched in regards to the Sandy Hook college taking pictures and associated conspiracy theories. The lawyer defined to Jones that the message got here straight from the radio host’s personal cellular phone — and he additionally defined to Jones how he acquired it within the first place!
As Alex sat along with his mouth agape, Bankston went into the reason: Jones’ attorneys tousled and mistakenly despatched him the ENTIRE contents of his cellular phone lower than two weeks in the past. Then, when Bankston’s workforce notified their opposing counsel of the error, Jones’ attorneys did… nothing?!?!?! And so Bankston was ready to make use of the telephone as proof in courtroom on Wednesday!
“Twelve days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent me an entire digital copy of your entire cellphone with every text message that you’ve sent for the past two years — and when informed, did not take any steps to identify it as privileged or protected.”
That’s important as a result of, in a pre-trial deposition on the lawsuit, Jones testified underneath oath that he personally searched his telephone beforehand for textual content messages about Sandy Hook. Whereas being deposed on the time, he advised attorneys that he couldn’t discover any textual content messages about Sandy Hook.
However now we all know undoubtedly that was a lie. As a result of Bankston proved it in courtroom with Jones’ personal telephone information!!
Bankston went in on the assault along with his cross-examination:
“That is how I know you lied to me when you said you didn’t have any text messages about Sandy Hook. Did you know this?”
Jones, who sputtered and stuttered about giving his telephone over to his lawyer, responded:
“I guess this is your Perry Mason moment.”
However the TV reference wasn’t going to fly.
“You know what perjury is, right?”
Jones answered again:
“Yes, I do. I mean, I’m not a tech guy.”
Not nice, Alex! Nice for the remainder of us, although. F**okay this man!
You possibly can watch the completely surprising courtroom change (beneath):
Alex Jones, seconds after being advised that his lawyer mistakenly ship an enormous cache of texts to Sandy Hook households’ lawyer:
“This is your Perry Mason moment” pic.twitter.com/f6byn6N6VA
— Invoice Grueskin (@BGrueskin) August 3, 2022
That is now the second day Jones has been on the stand within the ongoing defamation trial.
He spent a great deal of his testimony whining about being “typecast” as a conspiracy theorist relating to his obvious views on that tragic taking pictures. He says now that the taking pictures was “100% real,” and it did really occur (no s**t, Sherlock). However that’s not sufficient contemplating the harm his alleged defamation did to these grieving households for years and years. To not point out the way it helped form the political s**tshow we’re all in now!
Oh, properly. This telephone f**k-up couldn’t occur to a worse man!
It’s particularly humorous as a result of that is the form of factor Alex Jones would most likely say his workforce did this on function if it was occurring to anybody else! You realize, tinfoil hat and all… THE IRONY.
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