Alex Jones says his defamation trial was  'CORDINATED AND RUN' by billionaire George Soros

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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones instantly took to the airwaves aft the verdict successful his defamation proceedings connected Friday - which volition spot him beryllium forced to wage astir $50million successful damages to the household of slain six-year-old Jesse Lewis. 

Lewis was among the 20 children who were changeable dormant by crazed gunman Adam Lanza astatine Sandy Hook simple schoolhouse successful Newtown, Connecticut, successful December 2012. Another six radical were killed successful the massacre.

For years Jones claimed connected his InfoWars level that the shooting successful Newton was a 'false flag' cognition perpetrated by the US authorities to further weapon control.

In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed the proceedings against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives.' He did not place the different 'operatives' by name.

The big besides accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the grounds of the trial.' 'SJW' stands for Social Justice Warrior. 

In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed that the proceedings against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives'

The big besides accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the grounds of the trial'

Jones said that the estimates of his nett worthy are wildly inaccurate and said that his existent nett worthy was person to $5 million

Jones alleged that Gamble turned disconnected the livestream astatine definite points erstwhile his lawyer's were speaking successful effort to discredit him. 

Jones said: 'This is beyond immoderate kangaroo rigged tribunal ever.' 

He went connected to accidental that the justice was 'coordinating with the firm media' who were contiguous successful the courtroom covering the trial. 

The big besides took purpose at Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis' main lawyer, Mark Bankston, calling him an 'ambulance chaser.' 

Economist Bernard Pettingill Jr. reveals Alex Jones' estimated nett worthy and yearly gross crossed each of his companies, including offshore account

Next successful the firing enactment was forensic economist Bernard Pettingill, who connected Friday testified that helium believed Alex Jones' nett worthy to beryllium adjacent to $270 million.  

Pettingill testified connected behalf of Lewis' parents that Jones 'promulgated immoderate hatred code and immoderate misinformation' and 'made a batch of money.' 

Jones referred to 'Pettingil' arsenic being 'dandruff covered' and that helium looked arsenic though helium was wearing a wig. Jones besides that Pettingill looked astatine him similar 'he wanted to kill' him. 

Speaking astir his expected Pettingil's testimony, Jones said that his squad were forbidden from calling a rebuttal adept and were lone allowed to cross-examine. 

He denied having a nett worthy thing adjacent to what Pettingil alleged. Jones said that his nett worthy was little than $5 million.

Following Thursday's verdict of $4 cardinal successful damages, Jones, who was not contiguous successful tribunal connected Friday, bizarrely invited the Heslin and Lewis to look connected his amusement 'to sermon feelings astir however the proceedings unfolded

In court, Scarlett Lewis said: 'This is an important time for truth, for justness and I couldn't beryllium happier. This has been a agelong battle, a agelong clip spent — 10 years — and to person the effect a beardown connection to the satellite that literally, choosing emotion is what we request to do

Jones said that the biggest fiscal twelvemonth for his institution arsenic $70 cardinal gross. He said: 'It's not atrocious to marque money. I privation we person a batch much money. We could bash a batch much and not beryllium truthful desperately trying to cling to enactment connected air.'

Speaking astir the revelation that his lawyers handed implicit a integer transcript of his compartment telephone to the absorption team, Jones said that helium willingly handed implicit a transcript of the phone. 

Erika Wulff Jones, woman of the InfoWars host, tweeted pursuing the verdict: 'I conscionable privation to convey everyone for the good wishes, and prayers. We are really stronger than ever. God bless!' 

In his closing statement, a lawyer for the victims' families said: 'Alex Jones is worthy astir $270 cardinal that we cognize of. Please instrumentality an magnitude that punishes him, and an magnitude that ensures helium ne'er does this again.'

This is the archetypal of 3 trials that Jones volition look successful narration to his claims that the 2012 Sandy Hook schoolhouse shooting was a hoax. Last year, helium was recovered blameworthy of defaming the families of the victims. 

Two others are acceptable for September, 1 successful Texas and 1 successful Connecticut, wherever the shooting took place. A full of 8 families volition beryllium represented successful the Connecticut trial.   

Scarlett Lewis tweeted successful the aftermath of the jury's decision: 'Sandy Hook happened. Jesse was a hero. Alex Jones was held accountable. Today the assemblage proved that astir of America is acceptable to take emotion implicit fearfulness and I'll beryllium everlastingly grateful to them.' 

She added: 'Ironically, Alex Jones ended up giving maine a larger level to stock Jesse's communicative and message.' Lewis posted a nexus to her Choose Love Movement charity's website. 

In court, Lewis said: 'This is an important time for truth, for justness and I couldn't beryllium happier. This has been a agelong battle, a agelong clip spent — 10 years — and to person the effect a beardown connection to the satellite that literally, choosing emotion is what we request to do.'

She continued: 'I got to look into his eyes and I got to archer him the interaction his actions had connected maine and my family. And not conscionable america — each the different Sandy Hook families, each the radical that unrecorded successful Sandy Hook and past the ripple effect that that had passim the world. That was a cathartic infinitesimal for me.' 

Lewis told the media: 'This is an important time for truth, for justness and I couldn't beryllium happier. This has been a agelong battle, a agelong clip spent — 10 years — and to person the effect a beardown connection to the satellite that literally, choosing emotion is what we request to do'

Jesse Lewis' mother, Scarlett Lewis addresses the media pursuing the verdict successful Austin

Following Thursday's verdict of $4 cardinal successful damages, Jones, who was not contiguous successful tribunal connected Friday, bizarrely invited the Heslin and Lewis to look connected his amusement 'to sermon feelings astir however the proceedings unfolded.'

For years Jones claimed connected his InfoWars level that the shooting successful Newton was a 'false flag' cognition perpetrated by the US authorities to further weapon control.   

Jones' lawyer, Federico Andino Reynal, instantly objected to the ruling citing a Texas instrumentality that caps plaintiff compensation astatine $750,000 per person. 

Judge Maya Guerra Gamble acknowledged the objection. Speaking the media extracurricular of the courtroom, Reynal said: 'We are precise pleased with the result. We deliberation the assemblage earnestly considered the issues. We deliberation the verdict was excessively high.' 

 How is Alex Jones worthy $270 Million?

Economist Bernard Pettingill testified Friday that Alex Jones and his company's nett worthy could beryllium arsenic precocious arsenic $270 million.

Pettingill said Jones rakes successful astir $70 cardinal a twelvemonth from his website Infowars.com.

He added Jones apt makes a important magnitude from products helium sells, similar vitamin supplements called Anthroplex and Survival Shield X-2. 

He tracked Jones' funds and recovered the media fig brought successful $165 cardinal from September 2015 to December 2018. 

Infowars reportedly garners implicit 3 cardinal unsocial readers and 25 cardinal full tract views a month, which Pettingill said contributes to his finances.

He besides said Jones took a $54 cardinal indebtedness from 1 of his companies, which makes his nett worthy look smaller.

 Over 3 years, 'It averages to $53.2 million-a-year, but that is the starting point,' Pettingill said.

Jones besides withdrew $61.9 cardinal from Free Speech Systems successful 2021 and different $18 cardinal from 2015-2016.

He went on: 'Alex Jones volition beryllium connected the aerial today, and helium volition beryllium connected the aerial adjacent week. He's going to support doing his occupation holding our powerfulness operation accountable.'

In an interrogation with Fox Austin, Reynal was asked astir Jones' absorption to the verdict. He said: 'His absorption was that he'd been recovered blameworthy earlier helium ever had a accidental to support this lawsuit connected the merits. The First Amendment is nether siege, and helium looks guardant to continuing the fight.'

Judge Gamble went connected to accidental she was not blocking Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin's lawyers from handing implicit Jones' telephone information to instrumentality enforcement. On Wednesday, it emerged that Jones' lawyers accidentally sent his phone's information to the Lewis and Heslin's lawyers. The information contained 2 years of substance messages. 

After the justice near the court, 1 of the plaintiff's lawyers, Mark Bankston, said: 'I'll instrumentality it,' successful effect to the verdict. 

The damages interruption down arsenic $4.2 cardinal for defaming Neil Heslin, $20.5 cardinal to Heslin for intelligence anguish and $20.5 cardinal to Scarlett Lewis for intelligence anguish. 

During the trial, the parents testified that they received harassment and adjacent decease threats from Jones' fans aft helium made repeated mendacious claims astir the shooting. 

'We inquire that you nonstop a very, precise elemental message, and that is: halt Alex Jones. Stop the monetization of misinformation and lies,' Wesley Todd Ball, a lawyer for the parents, told jurors earlier they began deliberations. 

Reynal asked jurors to instrumentality a verdict of $270,000 based connected the fig of hours Infowars devoted to Sandy Hook coverage.

The 12-person assemblage connected Thursday said Jones indispensable wage the parents $4.1 cardinal successful compensatory damages for spreading conspiracy theories astir the massacre. That verdict followed a two-week proceedings successful Austin, Texas, wherever Jones' vigor amusement and webcast InfoWars are based.  

In an interrogation with Inside Edition, Jones' ex-wife, Kelly Jones, said: 'I cognize that he's hidden money. I deliberation he's got a batch of buckets nether a batch of shelves.'

She added: 'Alex is genuinely mentally ill. To me, helium should beryllium protected from himself and others. He doesn't person immoderate motivation compass, helium lives successful his ain beingness and helium is simply a very, successful my opinion, delusional man.'  

Jones sought to region himself from the conspiracy theories during his testimony, apologizing to the parents and acknowledging that Sandy Hook was '100% real.'

Jones' company, Free Speech Systems LLC, declared bankruptcy past week. Jones said during a Monday broadcast that the filing volition assistance the institution enactment connected the aerial portion it appeals.

The bankruptcy declaration paused a akin defamation suit by Sandy Hook parents successful Connecticut where, arsenic successful Texas, helium has already been recovered liable.

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