Alex Jones’ Infowars files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy amid lawsuits


VICTORIA, Texas – Infowars filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection as the website’s founder and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones faces defamation lawsuits over his comments that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.The bankruptcy filing Sunday in Texas puts civil litigation on hold while the business reorganizes its finances.In its court filing, Infowars said it had estimated assets of $50,000 or less and estimated liabilities of $1 million to $10 million.Creditors listed in the bankruptcy filing include relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 school massacre in Connecticut.Previously reported: Sandy Hook families reject Alex Jones settlement offer to resolve lawsuit What’s everyone talking about? Sign up for our trending newsletter to get the latest news of the day The plaintiffs in that case have said they have been subjected to harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers because of the hoax conspiracy that Jones promoted.Jones has since conceded the shooting did happen.The families have already won defamation lawsuits against Jones.

Another newly filed lawsuit accuses Jones of hiding millions of dollars in assets, but an attorney for Jones has called that allegation “ridiculous.”.

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