(FiveNation.com)- Alex Jones, ‘conspiracy theorist’ and InfoWars host, says he has gotten compassion and support in the courthouse where a trial is underway to decide how much he must pay the parents of a child murdered in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in 2012.
Jones was held responsible in a case filed by the parents of a Sandy Hook victim last year after falsely claiming that the horrific school massacre was a fiction concocted by gun control activists.
He has recently changed his tune, admitting that the attack did occur.
The trial in Austin, Texas, will determine how much Jones should pay for defaming Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, the parents of Jesse Lewis, a six-year-old boy among the twenty children and six teachers slain.
In a video that has gone viral on Twitter, Jones claims that during the trial, he had received an outpouring of support in public spaces. Grocery stores and even from the staff at the Travis County Courthouse.
According to reports, Jones remarked that practically all of the courthouse staff he chats with have told him they appreciate him, feel what’s happening to him is wrong, and feel ashamed by it.
Jones claimed he and his crew got fist bumps when they took breaks at the café next door to the courthouse and that the servers offered them complimentary food. Waitresses kissed them on the cheeks and told them that they stood up for Jones when a reporter from the New York Times questioned them.
Jones added that he had gotten support recently visiting a grocery store. He said he shook hands with 20 individuals and must have walked by fifty people who expressed their regret for what was occurring. They told him to keep fighting.
The video from a recent Alex Jones show episode was posted to Twitter last Saturday and has received more than 140,000 views.
Some Twitter users were dismissive of Jones’ anecdotes.
The news comes as Free Speech Systems, a Jones-owned media firm, filed for bankruptcy.