Alex Jones brandishes knife, threatens to cut off his finger live on air as tribute to his audience

Alex Jones brandishes knife, threatens to cut off his finger live on air as tribute to his audience, declaring ‘Giving up a finger to beat these people is nothing!’

  • Conservative radio host Alex Jones threatened to cut off a finger while on live air during his Sunday broadcast 
  • ‘Giving up a finger to beat these people is nothing,’ Jones said in an emotional speech to his viewers 
  • Jones saluted his audience for the success of The Alex Jones Show
  •  The contentious radio host recently filed his company, InfoWars, for bankruptcy in April after being held liable in a defamation lawsuit by the families of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting 
  • Jones previously claimed the shooting, which left 28 dead, was made up by mainstream media  

Conservative radio host and conspiracy theorist threatened to cut his finger off on the live edition of The Alex Jones Show in honor of his fans on Sunday.

‘We have been given nothing but success, nothing but victory. It has been spectacular. And you, the viewers and listeners, you did this,’ Jones said while streaming on his InfoWars empire website.

He added, ‘That’s why when I salute you – I’m not into self-harming, but I just actually want to take this dagger and just cut a finger off right on air to show you how much I appreciate you and what you’ve done.’

Jones grabbed a knife that was on the table and brought the blade close to his finger, saying, ‘Giving up a finger to beat these people is nothing!’

He then held the knife away from his finger while insisting his audience was responsible for his show’s success.

‘You have changed the world! You have stood up against evil. You have turned the tide and I salute you. And I thank you. You’ve got that from the very bottom of my heart. You’ve got my full commitment, cause you need to know in the universe, there are real people.’

Jones continued, ‘You need to know in the universe, there’s people like you, who aren’t evil, who don’t serve Satan. That’s why they all day say I’m an actor. All day, say I’m a fake. All day, say I’m a fraud with no evidence because they know I don’t sell out to them. They know you didn’t sell out to them.’

Conservative radio host Alex Jones threatened to cut his finger off live on air while thanking his audience for his shows success

Conservative radio host Alex Jones threatened to cut his finger off live on air while thanking his audience for his shows success

Jones held the blade close to his finger while claiming, 'Giving up a finger to beat these people is nothing!' Despite his threats, Jones turned the sharp blade away from his finger

Jones held the blade close to his finger while claiming, ‘Giving up a finger to beat these people is nothing!’ Despite his threats, Jones turned the sharp blade away from his finger

The contentious radio host has been the center of various battles – especially after he was found liable for damages in multiple lawsuits in 2021 for falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that left 28 dead in Connecticut was a hoax.

Families of the victims filed a defamation lawsuit against Jones in 2018, accusing him of benefiting financially off lies about the mass shooting that killed their loved ones.

Jones has since retrieved his original claims now insisting it the shooting occurred. He disputed the claims but failed to turn over documents and financial records to support his argument.

In a 2019 deposition, in this case, Jones said he was allegedly suffering from a form of ‘psychosis’ when he made claims that the mass shooting was staged. He said that he was in a place where he felt every news event was staged because of the ‘trauma of the media and the corporations lying so much.’

While Jones’ lawyers claimed the lawsuits were efforts to silence his right to freedom of speech, judges in Texas – where his show is filmed – and Connecticut determined otherwise.

Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 after the shooting

Connecticut State Police lead a line of children from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut on December 14, 2012 after the shooting 

People gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut

People gather at the scene of a mass school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012 in Newtown, Connecticut

In late March, Jones reopened the case to compromise. He offered to settle the defamation lawsuit by paying $120,000 to each of the 13 plaintiffs.

Each of the plaintiffs turned down the settlement offer in court documents, saying, ‘The so-called offer is a transparent and desperate attempt by Alex Jones to escape a public reckoning under oath with his deceitful, profit-driven campaign against the plaintiffs and the memory of their loved ones lost at Sandy Hook.’

Jones was subjected to pay damages in October 2021. He was set for a deposition on March 23 and 23 in Austin, Texas, but he failed to show.

Judge Barbara Bellis in Connecticut, rejected Jones’ excuse for his absence which he said was due to medical issues, including vertigo.

Doctors were concerned that his health issues could be a heart condition. Jones said he was merely suffering from a sinus infection. Bellis’ opinion was that Jones was not too sick to sit for the deposition.

Records show that Jones recorded episodes of his show on the dates of his scheduled deposition that were nearly four hours in length. He was subjected to pay $75,000.

Jones attended a rescheduled deposition on April 5 and 6. Judge Bellis ordered that Jones be repaid the $75,000.

Weeks later, Jones’ company, InfoWars, filed for voluntary Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas after he was found liable in the suits.

 

Alex Jones' InfoWars website has filed for bankruptcy after he was found liable for damages in a trio of lawsuits last year for falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that left 28 dead was a hoax

Alex Jones’ InfoWars website has filed for bankruptcy after he was found liable for damages in a trio of lawsuits last year for falsely claiming the 2012 Sandy Hook school massacre that left 28 dead was a hoax

Chapter 11 bankruptcy procedures put a hold on all civil litigation matters and allow companies to prepare turnaround plans while remaining operational.

The bankruptcy court filings showed InfoWars listed its estimated assets in the range of $0-$50,000 and estimated liabilities in the range of $1 million to $10 million.

This prompted some of the Sandy Hook victim families to launch another lawsuit against Jones in April. They alleged the radio host had hid assets in shell companies that are operated by family members to make Jones appear broke.

 

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