Sorry, you need to enable JavaScript to visit this website.

What did alex jones say about sandy hook, chapter 11 bankruptcy

Bankruptcy has been filed against Infowars by Alex Jones, who runs the site.

The conspiracy theorist and his businesses are being sued because he made up stories about the Sandy Hook school shooting that were not true.

On Sunday, three companies linked to far-right broadcaster and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas, according to court documents. Among them was the media outlet Infowars.

Defamation lawsuits have been filed by the families of people who were killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting in 2012. Infowars is being sued by the families of people who were killed in that shooting. One company linked to Jones, IWHealth, filed for bankruptcy on Sunday as well.

In September, Mr. Jones lost two defamation lawsuits in Texas because he didn't give the court the information it asked for. In a case brought by the families of eight people who were killed in the shooting, a judge in Connecticut said that Mr. Jones was liable by default because he didn't give the courts the documents they had asked for, including financial records. The families won huge victories thanks to the rulings.

What did alex jones say about sandy hook, chapter 11 bankruptcy
When Sandy Hook families sued Alex Jones for defamation last year, he lost both of them.

When 20 first graders and six teachers were shot dead by a gunman in Newtown, Conn., Mr. Jones told people that the government had a plan to confiscate guns from Americans and that the victims' families were part of the plan.

Because of the lies, the families of the victims have been harassed by people who believe those lies all the time. Noah Pozner's parents are one of them. They have moved almost 10 times since the shooting and are now living in hiding.

The families of Sandy Hook say that Mr. Jones made money by spreading lies about their relatives' deaths. Mr. Jones has said that, but for years he hasn't been able to show enough proof to back up his claims.

If he doesn't show up to testify on the first weekday of the week, he'll be fined $25,000, and the fine will go up by $25,000 for each day after that he doesn't show up. A judge in Connecticut found him in contempt last month.

Jurors will decide how much Mr. Jones must pay the families of the people he killed in Texas this month. This is the last case that will be tried. It starts on Sept. 1.

As part of its court filings, Infowars said that it could have as many as 49 creditors. It also said that it could have $50,000 worth of assets and up to $10 million worth of debts. Other companies said they had up to 49 creditors. IWHealth said it had up to $1 million in assets and Prison Planet TV said it had up to $50,000 in assets.

The government says that filing for Chapter 11 protection allows a business or partnership to change its structure. To keep the business going and pay off its debts, the business may come up with a plan that takes a while.


Shariff share buttons