InfoWars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones testified under oath in a deposition released on Friday that psychosis was to blame for turning him into a Sandy Hook hoaxer.
Jones repeatedly claimed during his InfoWars shows that the killing of 20 young children and 6 adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 was staged.
Yet, speaking to lawyers during the deposition Jones said that it was “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.”
He also suggested it was the lying media that induced his “form of psychosis” because well, the media lies so much, who knows what to believe.
“The trauma of the media and the corporations lying so much, then everything begins — you don’t trust anything anymore, kind of like a child whose parents lie to them over and over again, well, pretty soon they don’t know what reality is,” Jones said.
After he was sued, however, Jones said he ultimately saw the light.
“So long before these lawsuits I said that in the past I thought everything was a conspiracy and I would kind of get into that mass group think of the communities that were out there saying that,” Jones told lawyers. “And so now I see that it’s more in the middle. All right? So that’s where I stand.”
Jones’ deposition was ordered by state District Judge Scott Jenkins in a lawsuit involving Scarlett Lewis. Lewis’ first-grade son was one of those murdered at the Sandy Hook school. She is suing Jones for inflicting emotional distress.
During the deposition, Jones was asked if people should be held accountable for hurting others.
This is what he said: “Sometimes people claim they’ve been hurt when they haven’t been. So you have to look at the agenda behind things. You have to balance things about why has the mainstream media lied so much, why our government’s lied so much, the fact that the public doesn’t believe what they’re told anymore, and are we going to criminalize questioning Jussie Smollett or WMDs or babies in incubators. And it really is the fact that we’ve allowed the government and institutions to become so corrupt that people have lost any compass of what’s real.”
The full video of the deposition was published by Kaster Lynch Farrar & Ball, LLP.
Watch Parts I and II, above.
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org