Alex Jones may have just been dealt a death blow.
Jones has been found liable for damages in two different cases regarding claims he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting.
It is not even so much the loss that will hurt him as it is how this entire case played out.
Jones had claimed that the entire Sandy Hook shooting was a staged hoax.
He believed that the shooting was staged to create blowback against the Second Amendment.
In 2019, Jones admitted that he thought the shooting was real during a deposition, claiming a “psychosis” caused him to believe the event was a hoax.
The lawsuits were filed by families of victims for defamation.
According to the decision, Jones “intentionally disobeyed” orders to hand over specific documentation related to the lawsuits against him.
Judge Maya Guerra Gamble, in one ruling, stated, “The Court finds that Defendants’ failure to comply … is greatly aggravated by [their] consistent pattern of discovery abuse throughout similar cases pending before this Court.
“The Court finds that Defendants’ discovery conduct in this case is the result of flagrant bad faith and callous disregard for the responsibilities of discovery under the rules.”
In essence, Jones lost this case by default, which will not exactly help his credibility.
His attorney, Brad Reeves, stated, “It takes no account of the tens of thousands of documents produced by the defendants, the hours spent sitting for depositions and the various sworn statements filed in these cases.
“We are distressed by what we regard as a blatant abuse of discretion by the trial court.
“We are determined to see that these cases are heard on the merits.”
Damages have not yet been awarded, but we would expect them to be significant, giving Jones’ bank account a big hit as well as his credibility.