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Alex Jones Files for Bankruptcy After Billion-Dollar Sandy Hook Ruling


professional trolls Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday after he and his parent company InfoWars The site was ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in damages to the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook massacre.

Filing for Chapter 11 personal bankruptcy in the Southern District of Texas valued Jones’ assets at between $1 million and $10 million and his debts between $1 billion and $10 billion. The legal action took place the next day Kanye “Ye” West used Jones’ InfoWars program to praise Adolf Hitler.

It also follows the filing of bankruptcy protection for several of Jones’ companies earlier this year. His three businesses—including InfoWars website—filed in April while the site’s parent company, Free speech systemfiled in July.

Jones’ business empire is at the center of a lawsuit brought against him by relatives of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. For years, Jones spread malicious lies that the Connecticut massacre – which claimed the lives of 20 children and 6 employees – was a hoax designed to undermine the First Amendment. two.

In October, a Connecticut jury ordered Jones and Free Speech Systems to pay nearly $1 billion in punitive damages in a defamation lawsuit brought by the family of victim Sandy Hook. Another ruling last month added $473 million in punitive damages. And just last week, the right-wing presenter unsuccessfully attempted to reduce a separate $50 million Texas judgment he was ordered to pay to a victim’s family member.

As the lawsuits against him increased, Jones eventually admitted that the massacre was in fact real. But even in recent months, he has been stubbornly unrepentant about the incalculable harm caused by his smears, telling the court in September that he was “Sorry after saying that” and uses an interview to sarcastically state: “I killed the children.”

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