What Is Up with Conspiracy Theorist Alex Jones?
If you haven't heard, the courts have about had it with conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
Not one, but two days in a row, Jones was a no-show at a deposition hearing in Austin, Texas, part of a Connecticut lawsuit filed by the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting. According to an article in the Daily Beast, Jones obtained a note from his doctor saying he had possible severe medical issues and should not appear in court.
Connecticut Judge Barbara N. Bellis has had enough and has issued a warrant for Jones's arrest to force him to participate in the deposition. He did seem well enough to host his InfoWars show. Unfortunately, Jones forgot the rule that you can't go out to play if you stay home from school.
It appears that Jones can dish it out by calling the Sandy Hook tragedy a fake, but when it comes time to face the Sandy Hook families who lost their children, he can't be bothered.
The families of eight victims and an FBI agent who responded to school sued Jones and InfoWars, proclaiming they have been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones' followers because of the hoax conspiracy. However, Jones has since said he believes the shooting did occur.
Judge Bellis found Jones liable for damages in November. A trial on how much he should pay the families begins in August. Jones was subjected to medical tests on Wednesday, but the results are pending.
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