As requested the judge did take a closer look, and this was the result.
Courtesy of CNN:
A Connecticut judge on Tuesday sanctioned right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones for suggesting that a lawyer for the Sandy Hook families, who are suing the InfoWars founder for his past claims that the 2012 shooting was staged, tried to frame him with child pornography.
The ruling, handed down from Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis, came after attorneys representing several Sandy Hook families in their lawsuit against Jones filed a motion on Monday asking the judge to review footage of Jones lambasting one of the attorneys in a Friday segment.
Bellis called Jones’ behavior on the broadcast “indefensible,” “unconscionable,” and “possibly criminal behavior.”
Bellis sanctioned Jones by denying the defense the opportunity to pursue special motions to dismiss moving forward in the lawsuit. The court will also award attorneys fees and filing fees to the Sandy Hook families’ lawyers related to the issue that Jones went off about in his broadcast: child pornography that Jones’ team inadvertently turned over to the plaintiffs.
It’s hard to be too surprised by any of this because we all knew this trial would be a train wreck.
And what a train wreck it is.