Alex Jones said he may plead guilty as he prepares to testify
Alex Jones said he may plead guilty as he prepares to testify

Alex Jones said he may plead guilty as he prepares to testify

  • Alex Jones is set to testify in his damages lawsuit against allegations the Sandy Hook shooting was a hoax.
  • On his way to court, Jones said Thursday that he might plead guilty to a fifth.
  • Jones was previously found responsible for defaming the families of several Sandy Hook victims.

Alex Jones told reporters he might invoke the Fifth Amendment as he headed to a Connecticut courthouse Thursday where he is expected to testify in a trial about how much compensation he should pay the families of Sandy Hook.

“I’m probably going to take a fifth, not because I did anything wrong but because she says she’s going to fine me or put me in jail if I answer these questions truthfully. It’s a trap,” Jones said. said so. before going to court.

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The trial will determine how much Jones must pay the families of the victims of the 2012 shooting and those previously found guilty of defamation by calling the massacre a “fake”.

20 first graders and six adults were killed in the school shooting.

This is the second in what is expected to be a four to six week trial, involving 15 plaintiffs – most of whom were the victims’ parents.

On Wednesday, family members testified about the constant harassment they faced because of Jones’ “false” claims, including the lie that they were actually actors working with the government.

Jones told reporters on Thursday that he was “between a rock and a hard place” and said that “as long as no one is allowed to say they are innocent.”

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He was talking about the fact that since he was found to be involved in the defamation case, he is not allowed to declare his innocence now.

The final verdict came after Jones refused to turn over records during the investigative process.

Court opened Thursday with Judge Barbara Bellis informing Jones what he was and was not allowed to say, including not being allowed to discuss the fact that he was facing an unusual sentence.

The first of three damages trials concluded in August, with an Austin, Texas, jury ordering Jones to pay the parents of 6-year-old Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis nearly $50 million in damages. A third extradition trial in Texas is pending against Leonard Pozner and Veronique de la Rosa, the parents of victim Noah Pozner.

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Jones skipped the first week of his Connecticut trial but came to town for the second week. On Tuesday and Wednesday, he appeared in court and gave press conferences to the media but was not called to testify. In his speeches, he described Bellis as a “tyrant”.

“We didn’t do Sandy Hook on purpose. I question it… There have been many orchestrated events in history, like the WMDs in Iraq, and I question every major event that we see,” Jones said. said on Tuesday.

Source : www.insider.com