The deposition, which occurred Tuesday and Wednesday, came less than a week after Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis held Jones in contempt and fined him for failing to comply with multiple orders to sit for a deposition by attorneys for the Sandy Hook families.
Since April 1, Jones has paid a total of $75,000 in court ordered fines for non-compliance, according to filings from his attorney Cameron Atkinson. On Wednesday, his attorneys asked the court to return those fines now that he has complied with the deposition request.
Jones’ attorneys asked the judge to remove the contempt order from last week and noted that Jones no longer needs to pay a daily fine now that he has complied, according to the filing.
Genesis Communications, which distributes Jones’ show and was also named in the suit, would also like to depose Jones, his attorneys added in the filing. Both parties have agreed to complete that portion of the deposition during the week of April 11.
An attorney representing the Sandy Hook families confirmed to CNN in a statement that Jones was deposed.
“We appreciate that the Court took firm measures to compel this deposition, which likely would not have happened otherwise. Over our objection, Mr. Jones now insists on declaring his entire deposition confidential even while he and his attorney conduct media interviews discussing the details. Accordingly, we are unable to comment further at this time,” Sandy Hook families’ attorney Chris Mattei said.
– CNN’s Sarah Jorgensen contributed to this report
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