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Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones immediately took to the airwaves after the verdict in his defamation trial on Friday - which will see him be forced to pay nearly $50million in damages to the family of slain six-year-old Jesse Lewis. 

Lewis was among the 20 children who were shot dead by crazed gunman Adam Lanza at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in December 2012.

Another six people were killed in the massacre.

For years Jones claimed on his InfoWars platform that the shooting in Newton was a 'false flag' operation perpetrated by the US government to further gun control.

In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed the trial against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives.' He did not identify the other 'operatives' by name.

The host also accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the record of the trial.' 'SJW' stands for Social Justice Warrior. 

In his Friday broadcast, Jones claimed that the trial against him was 'coordinated and run' by billionaire philanthropist George Soros and 'operatives'

The host also accused Judge Maya Guerra Gamble of being a 'blue-haired SJW' and insinuated that she was corrupt by saying that she 'altered the record of the trial'

Jones said that the estimates of his net worth are wildly inaccurate and said that his actual net worth was closer to $5 million

Jones alleged that Gamble turned off the livestream at certain points when his lawyer's were speaking in attempt to discredit him. 

Jones said: 'This is beyond any kangaroo rigged court ever.' 

He went on to say that the judge was 'coordinating with the corporate media' who were present in the courtroom covering the trial. 

The host also took aim at Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis' main lawyer, Mark Bankston, calling him an 'ambulance chaser.' 

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Next in the firing line was forensic economist Bernard Pettingill, who on Friday testified that he believed Alex Jones' net worth to be close to $270 million.  

Pettingill testified on behalf of Lewis' parents that Jones 'promulgated some hate speech and some misinformation' and 'made a lot of money.' 

Jones referred to 'Pettingil' as being 'dandruff covered' and that he looked as though he was wearing a wig. Jones also that Pettingill looked at him like 'he wanted to kill' him. 

Speaking about his supposed Pettingil's testimony, Jones said that his team were forbidden from calling a rebuttal expert and were only allowed to cross-examine. 

He denied having a net worth anything close to what Pettingil alleged. Jones said that his net worth was less than $5 million.

Following Thursday's verdict of $4 million in damages, Jones, who was not present in court on Friday, bizarrely invited the Heslin and Lewis to appear on his show 'to discuss feelings about how the trial unfolded

In court, Scarlett Lewis said: 'This is an important day for truth, for justice and I couldn't be happier. This has been a long battle, a long time spent — 10 years — and to have the result a strong message to the world that literally, choosing love is what we need to do

Jones said that the biggest financial year for his company as $70 million gross. He said: 'It's not bad to make money. I wish we have a lot more money. We could do a lot more and not be so desperately trying to cling to stay on air.'

Speaking about the revelation that his lawyers handed over a digital copy of his cell phone to the opposition team, Jones said that he willingly handed over a copy of the phone. 

Erika Wulff Jones, wife of the InfoWars host, tweeted following the verdict: 'I just want to thank everyone for the well wishes, and prayers. We are actually stronger than ever. God bless!' 

In his closing statement, a lawyer for the victims' families said: 'Alex Jones is worth almost $270 million that we know of. Please take an amount that punishes him, and an amount that ensures he never does this again.'

He went on: 'Alex Jones will be on the air today, and he will be on the air next week. He's going to keep doing his job holding our power structure accountable.'

In an interview with Fox Austin, Reynal was asked about Jones' reaction to the verdict. He said: 'His reaction was that he'd been found guilty before he ever had a chance to defend this case on the merits. The First Amendment is under siege, and he looks forward to continuing the fight.'

Judge Gamble went on to say she was not blocking Scarlett Lewis and Neil Heslin's lawyers from handing over Jones' phone data to law enforcement. On Wednesday, it emerged that Jones' lawyers accidentally sent his phone's data to the Lewis and Heslin's lawyers. The data contained two years of text messages. 

After the judge left the court, one of the plaintiff's lawyers, Mark Bankston, said: 'I'll take it,' in response to the verdict. 

The damages break down as $4.2 million for defaming Neil Heslin, $20.5 million to Heslin for mental anguish and $20.5 million to Scarlett Lewis for mental anguish. 

During the trial, the parents testified that they received harassment and even death threats from Jones' fans after he made repeated false claims about the shooting. 

'We ask that you send a very, very simple message, and that is: stop Alex Jones. Stop the monetization of misinformation and lies,' Wesley Todd Ball, a lawyer for the parents, told jurors before they began deliberations. 

Reynal asked jurors to return a verdict of $270,000 based on the number of hours Infowars devoted to Sandy Hook coverage.

The 12-person jury on Thursday said Jones must pay the parents $4.1 million in compensatory damages for spreading conspiracy theories about the massacre. That verdict followed a two-week trial in Austin, Texas, where Jones' radio show and webcast InfoWars are based.  

In an interview with Inside Edition, Jones' ex-wife, Kelly Jones, said: 'I know that he's hidden money. I think he's got a lot of buckets under a lot of shelves.'

She added: 'Alex is truly mentally ill. To me, he should be protected from himself and others. He doesn't have any moral compass, he lives in his own universe and he is a very, in my opinion, delusional man.'  

Jones sought to distance himself from the conspiracy theories during his testimony, apologizing to the parents and acknowledging that Sandy Hook was '100% real.'

Jones' company, Free Speech Systems LLC, declared bankruptcy last week. Jones said during a Monday broadcast that the filing will help the company stay on the air while it appeals.

The bankruptcy declaration paused a similar defamation suit by Sandy Hook parents in Connecticut where, as in Texas, he has already been found liable.

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Tom Brady Nearly Landed With Buccaneers Rival: Report

Getty Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady won't face sanctions for previous talks with the Miami Dolphins.

The New Orleans Saints have been Tom Brady’s nemesis since the legend joined the NFC South, but the star quarterback nearly wore black and gold prior to signing with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. According to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington, Brady would have been the Saints quarterback if Drew Brees had retired during the 2020 offseason.

“I have to take you back to a time when Tom Brady had decided that he was leaving the New England Patriots, and the Tampa Bay Bucs were absolutely at the top of his list,” Darlington explained during the August 3, 2022 edition of the “ESPN Daily” podcast. “But so too were another team and that was the New Orleans Saints coached by Sean Payton. I don’t think people give it credit enough how close Tom Brady was to playing with Sean Payton in New Orleans.

“Had Drew Brees ended up as the ‘Monday Night Football’ analyst at our network, Tom Brady would have ended up with the Saints. Instead, Drew Brees decides to return during, by the way, what was an offseason of a lot of questions with Drew Brees and whether he was ultimately [retiring]. At one point, [Brees] walked into Sean Payton’s office and said, ‘I’m done. I’m retired.’ So, it was so close to Tom Brady ending up with the Saints and Sean Payton. Their relationship was established [during the 2020 offseason].”

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The Dolphins Wanted to Pair Brady With Payton

Ultimately, Brees decided to return for a final season in 2020, and Brady opted to sign with the Buccaneers. It would later be Brady who helped the Bucs eliminate the Saints during the postseason in what would be Brees’ final NFL game.

The league office once again linked Brady to Sean Payton after releasing the findings from their investigation into the Dolphins tampering saga. The NFL essentially confirmed the rumors that the Dolphins were attempting to pair Brady and Payton together, revealing that Miami made impermissible contact with both parties while they were under contract with their respective teams.

“The Dolphins again had impermissible communications with both Mr. Brady and his agent during and after the 2021 season, while he was under contract to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers,” the NFL announced in an August 3 press release. “Those discussions began no later than early December 2021 and focused on Mr. Brady becoming a limited partner in the Dolphins and possibly serving as a football executive, although at times they also included the possibility of his playing for the Dolphins. Both Mr. Ross and Beal were active participants in these discussions.”

Brady Made Pitch to Saints Players About Joining New Orleans During the 2020 Offseason

Darlington’s report coincides with what other NFL insiders have detailed about Brady’s interest in joining the Saints. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported back in 2020 that Brady made his pitch to Saints players about potentially becoming the next New Orleans QB1. Brees’ return to New Orleans took this possibility off the table for Brady.

“Brady made no secret of the fact that if Brees was retiring and heading to the TV booth, Brady would like to replace him,” Rapoport wrote on September 13, 2020. “Brady mentioned this, sources say, to a few Saints players, knowing that word would get back. New Orleans was into it, as well, with Brady seen by head coach Sean Payton as the perfect replacement for Brees.

“However, when Brees announced he was not done yet, the Brady-to-New-Orleans move died. Meanwhile, it appears the Patriots would not have had an issue with Brady and New Orleans talking, as NBCSports Boston reported the Patriots wouldn’t file tampering charges if a team spoke with Brady before his contract was up. They wanted him to know his market.”

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