Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was berated by the trial judge for his defamation suit.
“Spit your gum out, Mr. Jones,” the judge said during a tense exchange with Jones in court.
The judge also told Jones to “sit down” after he attempted to lean in and show the judge his mouth.
Far-right conspiracy theorist host Alex Jones was on Tuesday berated by the trial judge for his defamation case in a tense exchange.
At one point of the trial, Judge Maya Guerra Gamble paused and eyed the InfoWars host, telling him: “Spit your gum out, Mr. Jones.”
Jones retorted: “It’s not gum.”
“Then what is it?” the judge asked. “Cos you’re not allowed food or gum of any kind in the courtroom.”
Jones then attempted to say that he had his tooth pulled last month.
“So you’re chewing on your gauze?” the judge asked.
“Would you like me to show ya?” Jones responded.
“No, I just want you to answer my question,” Gamble said.
Jone again continued to lean forward in what appeared to be an attempt to prove that he was “massaging” the hole where the tooth once was with his tongue.
“I don’t want to see the inside of your mouth,” Gamble said, ordering Jones to “sit down.”
WATCH: “Spit your gum out Mr. Jones,” Judge tells #AlexJones. He proceeds to tell her he had a tooth pulled and he was “massaging the hole with his tongue”, then wants to show the judge. Judge, “Sit down”. pic.twitter.com/Ws7ggjo1Uk
— Cathy Russon (@cathyrusson) August 2, 2022
Gamble also slammed Jones during his testimony on Tuesday, saying he was “abusing her tolerance” and scolding Jones for treating the courtroom like his InfoWars show.
“You’re already under oath, to tell the truth,” Gamble told Jones. “You’ve already violated that oath twice today. In just those two examples. It seems absurd to instruct you again that you must tell the truth while you testify. Yet here I am.”
Before showing up for court on Tuesday, Jones was seen outside the courthouse railing at the judge and accusing her of “judicial fraud.”
After skipping the morning session, Alex Jones rolls up to the courthouse and trashes the judge on the way inside, calling her a liar. (For others so inclined, bad idea). 🎥 Fox 7 Austin pic.twitter.com/TGBu9UrbFY
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) August 2, 2022
Jones is currently the subject of a defamation damages trial. He is being sued by the parents of victims of the Sandy Hook massacre, who allege that they have experienced torment over Jones’ repeated claims that the shooting was a “giant hoax” staged by “crisis actors.”
The parent company of Jones’ InfoWars filed for bankruptcy in July.
In April, InfoWars and two other companies filed for bankruptcy, with filings indicating that each entity owes up to $10 million in estimated liabilities. That same month, Jones hawked InfoWars merchandise to his supporters as part of an “Emergency Blowout Sale,” calling it “do or die time.”
Jones’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Insider.
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