The ruling issued by Bridgeport Supreme Court Justice Barbara Bellis came after lawyers representing several families of Sandy Hook in their lawsuit against Jones filed a motion on Monday appealing the judge Review of the footage of Jones, who scolded one of the lawyers on a Friday segment.
Bellis called Jones's conduct "unreasonable," "unintelligible" and "possibly criminal behavior."
Bellis sanctioned Jones by denying the defense the opportunity to file specific motions to advance the lawsuit. The court will also award lawyer and attorney fees to the Sandy Hook family lawyers in connection with the topic raised by Jones in his broadcast: Child pornography, which Jones & # 39; team mistakenly handed over to the plaintiffs.
In their lawsuit on Monday, the plaintiffs claimed to have "uncovered numerous images of child pornography" in the cache of the discovery documents provided by Jones, and immediately contacted the FBI.
However, the plaintiffs found that the pictures "apparently had been sent to InfoWars email addresses."
In other words, it seemed as if one or more people sent pictures of child pornography to InfoWars email addresses, and then those emails with the pictures were handed to the plaintiffs as part of the discovery process.
It did not seem that Jones or anyone in his team was advertising or even knowing about these pictures. Jones & # 39; s lawyer Norman Pattis said in an InfoWars broadcast that the FBI treated Jones as a victim in the case and described the emails that contained pictures of child pornography as "very hostile" to him.
"I talked to the federal prosecutor last week," Pattis said on the show. "They report that InfoWars has no indication that anyone knows about child pornography."
In the lawsuit filed Monday, the plaintiffs added that Jones & # 39; Team apparently "did not even perform a minimum due diligence" and "actually reviewed" the materials before production.
In one of his typical on-air tirades, Jones suggested on Friday without evidence that the child pornography was part of a conspiracy by the lawyers that the Sandy Hook families wanted to found him with.  "And now you want They magically extract metadata from the hundreds of thousands of e-mails they have received, and they know exactly where to go, "Jones said, following the court file filed on Monday." What a nice bunch of Democrats. How surprising. What nice people. "
Jones then mentioned a particular lawyer for the Sandy Hook families and" struck a pound [ed] on a picture of his face, "the court file said.
In their court records, the plaintiffs said, they interpreting what Jones said as "a threat to lawyers … spoken to a very large audience." The plaintiffs added, "The court has a duty to protect lawyers, parties, and litigation." [19659002OnMondaynightJones'sattorneyPattisadmittedinalawsuitthatJoneshad"becomepassionate"duringtheFridaybroadcastandthathe"referreddirectlytotheplaintiff'sattorney"
But Pattis said in the court record that Jones later "uttered a public apology" in a Saturday broadcast.
"I'm not saying that the lawyers of the Sandy Hook families have set this up or done this," Jones said during this broadcast. This was the quote contained in the Pattis court record filed Monday night.
However, Bellis said on Tuesday in court that this was not the case "being able to see an apology" in the broadcasts. She said in her ruling that the court had "no doubt" that Jones accused the lawyer of planting child pornography.
Jones' lawyer Zachary Reyland said Jones's behavior was "undoubtedly inappropriate," but he argued that it had not reached the extent of a threat.
Pattis attending the conference When he heard in the afternoon, he said he had talked to Jones, who was "stunned" by the possibility of being sanctioned. Pattis said that if attorney Jones had suggested that child pornography be planted, he should "work in a new industry."
The statements underscore how lucrative it was for Jones to sell products in his online store, and provided insight into how the ban on social media companies like Facebook and Twitter had affected the business. The presentations also painted Infowars as an organization entirely led by Jones.