- Jones said he was done apologizing for spreading conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre.
- Attorney Christopher Mattei had asked Jones to “show some respect” for the victims’ families.
- “I’ve already said I’m sorry hundreds of times and I’m done saying I’m sorry,” Jones responded.
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones told a jury on Thursday that he was “done” saying sorry for pushing baseless conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook massacre.
On the stand, Jones lost his temper while being questioned by Christopher Mattei, an attorney for the plaintiffs — family members of Sandy Hook victims who are suing Jones for defamation.
Mattei had asked Jones to “show a little respect” to the “real people” and the families of the children killed in the shooting, some of whom were in the courtroom.
Jones had gone on a tirade about “liberals” and accused Mattei of “ambulance chasing.”
“Is this a struggle session? Are we in China? I’ve already said I’m sorry hundreds of times, and I’m done saying I’m sorry,” he said.
“I didn’t progenerate this. I wasn’t the first person to say it,” Jones added, referring to the conspiracy theory he spread that the Sandy Hook shooting was a false flag attack.
“I legitimately thought it might have been staged, and I stand by that, and I don’t apologize for it,” he said.
Jones is currently going through a series of trials in Connecticut and Texas in which jurors will decide how much Jones has to pay the relatives of the Sandy Hook victims. He has been found guilty of defamation in each case.
In August, a Texas jury ordered Jones to pay nearly $50 million in damages to the parents of Jesse Lewis, one of the Sandy Hook victims, for baselessly claiming the massacre was a hoax designed by the government.
During his trial in Texas, Jones conceded that he knew the Sandy Hook massacre was real but appeared to walk that back in his statements in court on Thursday.
His bluster on the stand echoes statements he made in an interview aired earlier this month in which he also said he was “done” apologizing for spreading lies about the shooting.