Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones filed for personal Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a Texas court on Friday.
In the documents, Jones estimates his assets to be worth between $1 to 10 million, and his liabilities to be between $1 to $10 billion. (His company, Free Speech Systems, also filed for bankruptcy protection in July.)
Jones’ personal filing comes after he lost a bid in Texas to reduce the nearly $50 million damages award handed down by a jury earlier this year over his false claims about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.
After the 2012 mass shooting, in which 26 people were killed, Jones repeated that the incident was staged and that the families and first responders were
He failed to comply with court orders during the discovery process of the lawsuits leading the families in each state to win default judgments against him.
The latest Texas judgment adds to a growing list of rulings and trials racking up costs for Jones, who also owes $1.4 billion in a separate Connecticut case brought by eight families of Sandy Hook victims and a first responder.
Let’s hope he doesn’t ever have two dimes to rub together in the future, but he has probably figured out a way to hide whatever money he does have. Vile.
Breaking News: Alex Jones filed for personal bankruptcy. The conspiracy theorist has been ordered by courts to pay about $1.5 billion in damages to Sandy Hook families hurt by his promotion of conspiracy theories. https://t.co/BaTGyB3pxU— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 2, 2022