Austin, Texas — former employee of infowars When Alex Jones He said he was laughed at after repeatedly warning staff to stop making false statements about sandy hook A school shooting that killed 20 children and 6 adults.
In a video testimony played for jurors on Friday during the Alex Jones defamation trial, former Infowars employee Rob Jacobson said the 2012 Sandy Hook shooting was part of the broadcast. I remembered the guilt I felt whenever I was there.
Jacobson told jurors he felt he was “complicit” in Sandy Hook’s lies, even though he wasn’t directly involved. He said that he had told him that he was
“when [Sandy Hook] It’s my job to go to the screenwriters and explain them as clearly as possible… what those ethics are, why they’re violating them, and what kind of damage can be done. Jacobson asked if there is any sexuality.
“I must have been in that room at least four or five times, but just laughing and joking,” he added.
Jacobson worked for the outlet for 13 years from 2004 to 2017 and was personally hired by Alex Jones. Jones did not appear in court Friday morning.
A the jury will decide soon The amount Jones owed to parents Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, whose six-year-old son Jesse died in a shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. For years, Jones said the shooting was fake. It wasn’t.
Jacobson’s deposit was the first Reported by HuffPost in 2019but Friday was the first time the footage had been released.
The former video producer seems nervous at first and is a little fidgety in the first few minutes. But as Jacobson speaks, he becomes more animated, and sometimes louder, as he describes his frustration and disgust with the place where he’d worked for years.
“I mean, it’s one thing to make mistakes,” he said at one point, particularly anguished. But “Have it pointed out not just once, but over and over again, and actually laugh about it instead of just listening to the damage you’re doing to people outside your zone.”
After Jacobson’s deposition, jurors went to Newtown in 2014 to regularly harass officials school board meeting.
In the video, Bidondi says he was inspired to work for Alex Jones and Infowars because of the 9/11 coverage, specifically the outlet’s allegations that the US government carried out the terrorist attacks.
Bidondi expanded his comments using racial slurs against Muslims, adding that he doesn’t believe jet fuel can melt steel.
This article was originally published HuffPost and updated.