Inside Edition spoke exclusively with Alex Jones’ ex-wife, who stated in an interview that she believes Jones is rich despite the fact that he claims bankruptcy. The jury found that Alex Jones, a notorious conspiracy theorist, must pay $4.1million to Sandy Hook victims’ families for the suffering he and others caused.
“I know that he’s hidden money,”Kelly Jones shared her thoughts with Inside Edition. “I think he’s got a lot of buckets under a lot of shelves.”
Kelly Jones, who was married to Jones for eight years and is battling him over child custody and other issues, may know Alex Jones better than anyone else does. She spoke out ahead of the verdict. “I surely hope that the jury returns with the verdict that will show him that this behavior is not acceptable.”
“Alex is truly mentally ill. To me, he should be protected from himself and others,”She spoke. “He doesn’t have any moral compass, he lives in his own universe and he is a very, in my opinion, delusional man.”
She observed Jones lie as he testified that he never sent any text messages about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
Jones was subject to cross-examination by members of the families of those who were killed, and they presented evidence in support. Jones is being sued for lying about the massacre at Newtown High School, Connecticut on Dec. 14, 2012.
“Mr. Jones, did you know that 12 days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent me an entire digital copy of your entire cellphone with every text message you’ve sent for the past two years?”Mark Bankston was the attorney representing Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin, the parents of Jesse Lewis, a 6-year-old first grader, who was one of the 7- and 6-year-olds killed and wounded.
The text messages that were accidentally sent to Bankston were not labeled as privileged by Jones’ attorneys. They would have been inadmissible in court if they were.
“That is how I know you lied to me when you said you didn’t have text messages about Sandy Hook. Did you know that?”Bankston asked Jones. Jones claimed for years that his phone was full of texts about Sandy Hook.
“See, I told you the truth. This is your Perry Mason moment,” Jones replied.
“Mr. Jones, in discovery, you were asked, ‘Do you have Sandy Hook text messages on your phone?’And you said no. Under oath you said it.” Bankston said.
Jones appeared to try to make light of the discovery, sarcastically saying, “My lawyers sent it to you, but I’m hiding it. OK.”
“If I was mistaken, I was mistaken, but you’ve got the messages right there,” Jones said.
His ex-wife told Inside Edition, “He was definitely caught on aggravated Perjury, I believe.”
There is now talk that Jones may face criminal charges for perjury, which is when a person willfully tells an untruth in a court after having taken an oath or affirmation to tell the truth.
“Perjury, you know. Before we get any further, I want you to be aware of what perjury is.” Bankston asked, to which Jones replied, “Yes.”
When asked again if he lied under oath, Jones said, “No, I did not lie.” He maintained he did not knowingly try to hide anything.
“You saw someone having what we call in Texas, a “Come to Jesus moment”, or whatever you like to call it. I believe that the cats were out of the bag and that a lot people will be interested in this information.” Kelly Jones said of her ex-husband’s text messages. Published reports say the Jan. 6 committee is preparing to subpoena Jones’ phone records.
Heslin and Lewis sought $150 million in damages from Jones, who for years claimed the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax and that the families of those slain were “crisis actors.” This week, he finally acknowledged the mass shooting really happened.
“I feel so much closer to my parents now that I have. It’s real,” Jones stated Wednesday.
Wednesday’s jury began looking into the damages Jones, and Free Speech Systems (his media company), would be liable for for defaming Lewis, Heslin, and Lewis. Friday is expected to see a separate trial that will focus on punitive damage.
Jones’s attorney asked the jury to limit damages to $8, which amounts to one dollar for each of the compensation charges they are considering.
“Show me the receipts, the lost wages, the medical costs. Where is the credit line that was not extended or the memberships to the social organization that was denied,” Jones’ attorney said during closing arguments. “Zero evidence means minimal damages.”
But the parents’ attorney said, “If I go walk into a Pottery Barn and start breaking vases, nobody says ‘just say you are sorry and go on your way.’ You have to pay.”
Jones claimed that any amount exceeding $2 million would be considered to have been awarded. “would sink us.”Jones declared bankruptcy this week.