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Facing Lawsuits For Sandy Hook “Hoax” Theory, InfoWars’ Alex Jones Deposed; Claims He Suffers “Psychosis”

March 31, 2019

After the tragic and deadly Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, CT in 2012 that claimed the lives of 26 children and adults, Alex Jones, the well-known provocateur who founded the “alt-right” InfoWars website and radio program, averred that the entire event was a hoax perpetrated by the government. The so-called “false flag” operation included the government lying about the deaths by a lone gunman, Adam Lanza, and, according to Jones, involved child actors pretending to be victims in the “alleged” fraud.

For peddling his hoax theory, Jones, facing lawsuits filed by grieving parents who lost loved ones in the massacre, now claims he suffers from a “psychosis” that makes him not believe the things others claim to be true, the Hartford Courant reports.

Jones’ remarks were made in a deposition in Texas, where InfoWars is based and where three suits have been filed by Connecticut parents of children killed in the Sandy Hook shooting.

According to the Courant, Jones will later be deposed in Connecticut, where other victims’ families have filed suit against him and his hoax conspiracy. No date has been set for that deposition, the Courant reports.

Police and government authorities have insisted that Lanza, 20, entered the school and killed 20 children and 6 adults before killing himself. Authorities also believe he first killed his mother, with whom he was living at the time, before traveling to the school with weapons his mother had purchased.

The Courant says in its report that Jones suggested in his deposition that there remains the possibility of “a second shooter” at Sandy Hook, despite authorities’ insistence Lanza was the lone perpetrator.

“I, myself, have almost had like a form of psychosis back in the past where I basically thought everything was staged, even though I’m now learning a lot of times things aren’t staged,” Jones said, according to the Courant. “So I think as a pundit, someone giving an opinion, that, you know, my opinions have been wrong; but they were never wrong consciously to hurt people.”

The Courant further quotes Jones’ deposition:

“And I think there’s a lot of evidence showing there could have been a second shooter. There is the helicopter footage of the man in woods. I still have questions about Sandy Hook, but I know people that know some of the Sandy Hook families. They say, ‘No, it’s real,’ people I think are credible,” Jones said.

“And so over the years, I’ve — you know, especially as it’s become a huge issue, I’ve had time to really retrospectively think about it. And as the whole thing matured, I’ve had a chance to believe that children died and it’s a tragedy; but there are still real anomalies in the attempt to basically keep it blacked out that generally, when you see that in government, something’s being covered up.”

In recent months, Jones has been further thrust into the public eye when he was banned by Facebook and YouTube. Also, he has come under fire by US Sen. Chris Murphy, D-CT, who believes that some of the recent suicides of parents of children lost in the Sandy Hook shooting were caused by Jones’ hoax theory. Murphy particularly noted the recent suicide of Jeremy Richman, whose daughter, Avielle, was killed by Lanza.

The Courant reports that InfoWars personnel traveled to Newtown and asked people there about Richman’s daughter, showing them a photograph alleged to be of Avielle.

 

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