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Judge Spares Infowars but Liquidates Alex Jones' Assets

Rulings mean broadcasts can continue while Sandy Hook families seek payment

(Newser) - Alex Jones' comeuppance for spreading audacious lies about the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting became very real on Friday:
  • A bankruptcy judge in Houston ruled that his personal assets will be liquidated to help repay the $1.5 billion he owes to families of the victims, reports the AP . An
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Alex Jones: 'Infowars Is a Sinking Ship'

Sandy Hook families are also now going after the conspiracy theorist's social media accounts

(Newser) - Alex Jones has ceased fighting the liquidation of his assets to pay Sandy Hook families after he spread conspiracy theories about the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, that killed 26. Included in that liquidation is Jones' stake in his Infowars web program, but the families are now going after...

Alex Jones Decides to Stop Fighting Asset Liquidation

Sandy Hook families might finally see some cash

(Newser) - The Sandy Hook families to whom Alex Jones owes more than $1 billion might finally see some cash soon. CNN reports that the conspiracy theorist, "facing mounting legal pressure" from the families of the school massacre victims, has agreed to liquidate his personal assets. Jones has asked a judge...

Sandy Hook Families Vote to Liquidate Alex Jones' Assets

Liquidation plan, requiring judge approval, favored over offer of $55M over 10 years

(Newser) - The families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting have rejected Alex Jones' offer to pay them $55 million over 10 years. The families, who won $1.5 billion in defamation damages against the bankrupted Infowars host, have instead voted in favor of liquidating Jones' assets as...

Alex Jones Offers Sandy Hook Families a Settlement Deal

$55M offer is far short of the $1B-plus judgment, but suggests a final deal is drawing closer

(Newser) - Alex Jones owes Sandy Hook families more than $1 billion for spreading lies about the murder of their children, and the Infowars founder has just floated his first payment offer: He proposes paying the families at least $55 million—$5.5 million annually for 10 years, with the potential for...

Musk Puts Alex Jones on X Again
Musk Puts
Alex Jones
on X Again

Musk Puts Alex Jones on X Again

After survey, billionaire flops on promise to keep conspiracy theorist off the platform

(Newser) - Alex Jones has posted his first tweet since 2018, and it wasn't a heartfelt apology to the Sandy Hook families. Elon Musk, the social media platform's boss, put Jones back on the site Saturday after asking users whether he should; 70% of roughly 2 million votes in the...

Sandy Hook Families Give Alex Jones Options for Paying

Info Wars host has ignored damages he owes while living an unchanged lifestyle

(Newser) - Weary of Alex Jones continuing to live in luxury while ignoring the debt he owes them , the families who won a defamation lawsuit against the Info Wars host last year have given him a choice for paying up. A filing in US Bankruptcy Court in Texas by his creditors and...

Alex Jones Must Pay $1.1B in Sandy Hook Damages, Despite Bankruptcy

Although some of the damages above that amount could ultimately be discharged

(Newser) - Alex Jones may be filing for bankruptcy, but he'll still have to pay $1.1 billion in damages owed to families of nine Sandy Hook mass shooting victims who sued him for defamation. Reuters reports that a judge in Jones' personal bankruptcy case ruled Thursday that while bankruptcy can...

Alex Jones 'Finally Got His Wish': a Chokehold

Infowars host appeared to pass out for several seconds during odd appearance with jujitsu champ

(Newser) - "Alex Jones finally got his wish." That's how MMA Mania frames what happened when the Infowars host, conspiracy theorist, and Sandy Hook tormentor appeared Thursday on the El Segundo Podcast hosted by Brazilian jujitsu champ Craig Jones (no relation) and got choked out by the athlete. TMZ...

Alex Jones Spent $93K in July, Has Paid Sandy Hook Families $0

Infowars founder has filed for bankruptcy, seeking to dodge $1.5B settlement

(Newser) - As Alex Jones continues telling his Infowars audience about his money problems and pleads for them to buy his products, his own documents show life isn't that bad—his net worth is around $14 million and his personal spending topped $93,000 in July alone, reports the AP . That...

This Guy Pranked Alex Jones, and Jones Isn't Happy
This Guy Pranked Alex Jones,
and Jones Isn't Happy
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This Guy Pranked Alex Jones, and Jones Isn't Happy

Chris James says he pretended he was Tucker Carlson using AI, will air call on Monday

(Newser) - If you love prank phone calls, you have something to look forward to on Monday. That's when Chris James, a self-proclaimed "little prankster" from Canada, says he'll be releasing the gag call he made to conspiracy theorist Alex Jones this week, a call that Jones has admitted...

Families Face Quandary in Collecting From Alex Jones

Infowars host, facing judgment, has been shifting assets

(Newser) - Alex Jones, the Infowars conspiracy broadcaster who has been ordered to pay families of Sandy Hook mass shooting victims more than $1 billion in defamation damages, has been moving assets to where his creditors can't touch them. Jones has put property, business deals, and cash totaling millions of dollars...

Alex Jones: DOJ Is Out for My $2K Cat

It's not clear that the government wants Mushu, though it is after assets Jones may have hidden

(Newser) - Alex Jones claims the Justice Department is after his cat. In a video shared by his wife on Twitter, the Infowars host is shown cradling a Ragdoll cat named Mushu while telling viewers that the DOJ believes he used the animal to hide cash owed to the families of the...

Alex Jones Is 'Holding Firearms' for Jan. 6 Participants

Bankruptcy court filing says he's spending almost $100K a month

(Newser) - In bankruptcy, Alex Jones is still spending more every month than most Americans make in a year, according to documents filed with a Texas bankruptcy court this week. The conspiracy theorist, who filed for bankruptcy in December, said his outgoing expenditures include $40,000 a month in taxes, $14,000...

In Bankruptcy, Alex Jones Battles for $1.3M Salary

He asks judge to order Infowars' parent firm to go back to paying him $54K biweekly, up from $20K

(Newser) - A salary of $10,000 a week isn't enough for a bankrupt Alex Jones, who has asked a judge for almost three times that amount. The Infowars host on Monday requested that federal bankruptcy Judge Christopher Lopez restore the $1.3 million annual salary he received from Infowars' parent...

Alex Jones Files for Bankruptcy
Alex Jones Files
for Bankruptcy

Alex Jones Files for Bankruptcy

He claims his liabilities are a thousand times higher than his assets

(Newser) - Alex Jones, whose critics have long accused him of being morally bankrupt, has filed for personal bankruptcy. In a Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing Friday in the southern district of Texas, the Infowars founder cited assets between $1 million and $10 million and debts one thousand times that, between $1 billion...

Kanye West to Alex Jones: 'I Love Nazis'
In 'Unhinged' Interview,
Kanye Says 'I Love Nazis'
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In 'Unhinged' Interview, Kanye Says 'I Love Nazis'

Rapper's Infowars interview widely condemned

(Newser) - Ye, the rapper formerly known as Kanye West, is being widely condemned after an Infowars interview in which he told Alex Jones, among other things, "I like Hitler." After he added, "I love Jewish people, but I also love Nazis," Jones laughed before saying he "...

New Punitive Damages Raise Alex Jones' Bill to $1.44B
Alex Jones Owes $473M More

Alex Jones Owes $473M More

Infowars host calls judge's decision in Sandy Hook case on punitive damages 'a joke'

(Newser) - Infowars host Alex Jones and his company were ordered by a judge Thursday to pay an extra $473 million for promoting false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook school massacre, bringing the total judgment against him in a lawsuit filed by the victims’ families to a staggering $1.44 billion....

Alex Jones Asks Judge to Toss $1B Verdict Against Him

Conspiracy theorist wants a new trial, claiming a 'substantial miscarriage of justice'

(Newser) - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has asked a Connecticut judge to throw out a nearly $1 billion verdict against him and order a new trial in a lawsuit by Sandy Hook families, who say they were subjected to harassment and threats from Jones' lies about the 2012 Newtown school shooting. Jones...

Experts: Alex Jones Looking at Financial Ruin

Unable to pay the full penalty, 'he may be forced to live a subsistence type of life'

(Newser) - The $965 million awarded to 15 Connecticut plaintiffs who suffered from Infowars host Alex Jones' promotion of the lie that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax is "the largest defamation verdict in US history, certainly on compensatory damages," University of California law professor...

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