Alex Jones’ Infowars Files Bankruptcy in Texas Court

Far-right conspiracy website Infowars has filed for bankruptcy after its founder Alex Jones was found liable for damages in three lawsuits last year after claiming that the Sandy Hook school shooting was a hoax.

Infowars and two of Jones’ other companies Infowars Health, and Prison Planet TV reportedly filed for Chapter 11 protection on Sunday in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Jones has claimed for a long time that the Sandy Hook mass shooting that killed 20 first-graders and six teachers in Newtown, Conn. was a conspiracy plot formulated by the government to take firearms away from civilians and that the victims and parents were all just crisis actors. 

According to the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims, Jones has profited from spreading those lies at the expense of their loss. 

Jones has lost two defamation lawsuits filed in Texas due to lack of evidence and lost another Months later, in a case representing the families of eight others killed in the shooting, a Connecticut judge ruled that Mr. Jones was liable by default because he had refused to turn over documents ordered by the courts, including financial records. 

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