A Texas lawyer within the Sandy Hook defamation lawsuit in opposition to Alex Jones admitted that the true purpose of the trial is to not search compensation for damages, however to silence him and shut down Infowars endlessly.
Lawyer Mark Bankston argued that Alex Jones, along with paying compensatory damages to the households within the Connecticut case, ought to “not be in public life” on account of the trial.
“Individuals have been like, ‘you’re out to destroy Alex Jones.’ I don’t need to destroy him, I don’t care,” Bankston instructed Channel 5. “If he desires to work at Safeway or handle a Dash retailer, I don’t care. I really feel the correct quantity of justice is, you shouldn’t be in a position to commercially market your self as a public determine anymore.”
“It is best to exit the American stage. That’s what I believe is the proper outcome. That’s what I believe is probably the most utilitarian, good outcome.”
Bankston went on to say that shutting down Jones’ Infowars operation was much more vital than “the cash.”
“However the cash shouldn’t be actually even the query for me. The query is, will this swimsuit achieve success at stopping him from being on the nationwide stage?” he requested. “And my fear is, like we stated within the courthouse, it gained’t as a result of the cameras will nonetheless comply with him. Like, he can lose all of his cash, he will get on the market once more on the bullhorn, and he begins constructing it proper again up.”
“So the query is, can this explanation for motion in opposition to Alex Jones, on behalf of those dad and mom, come to characterize one thing larger? Is it a much bigger referendum on the false issues he’s saying? I hope so, man,” he added.
Bankston beforehand acknowledged that his purpose was to “divide up the corpse of Infowars” for pushing “conspiracy theories.”
“There’s going to be a big set of plaintiffs dividing up the corpse of Infowars…That might get very, very harmful for Mr. Jones, as a result of there may be going to be a brand new degree of monetary scrutiny,” he instructed reporters final month.
Lawyer who simply gained his lawsuit vs Alex Jones:
“There’s going to be a big set of plaintiffs dividing up the corpse of Infowars. … That might get very, very harmful for Mr. Jones, as a result of there may be going to be a brand new degree of monetary scrutiny.” pic.twitter.com/6EzLQXcLwS
— Invoice Grueskin (@BGrueskin) August 6, 2022
Bankston’s remarks mirror these made by his colleague within the Texas trial from final month, the place he instructed the jury to “take” Alex Jones “out” of public discourse.
“Take him out of this discourse of this misinformation, of this peddling of lies and ensure he can’t do it once more,” stated legal professional Wesley Ball.
“I ask that along with your verdict you not solely take Alex Jones’ platform away, you make sure he is not going to rebuild the platform,” he added. “That’s punishment. That’s deterrence.”
Lawyer Chris Mattei in his opening remarks of the Connecticut case echoed Bankston’s feedback earlier this month, arguing that “justice on this case” is to “cease” Alex Jones from providing his opinions about future occasions.
The Sandy Hook trial resumes subsequent week, the place Jones is predicted to as soon as once more take the stand.