© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Infowars founder Alex Jones speaks to the media after showing at his Sandy Hook defamation trial at Connecticut Superior Court docket in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., October 4, 2022. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Picture
(Reuters) -Alex Jones filed for chapter on Friday, lower than two months after a jury ordered him and the mum or dad firm of his Infowars web site to pay practically $1 billion in compensatory damages to family of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass taking pictures.
Jones filed for Chapter 11 safety from collectors with the U.S. chapter courtroom in Houston, a courtroom submitting confirmed.
The submitting mentioned Jones has between $1 million and $10 million of belongings and between $1 billion and $10 billion of liabilities. It additionally refers to Free Speech Programs, a Jones affiliate and Infowars’ mum or dad, as having filed for chapter in July.
In October, a Connecticut jury in a case introduced by family of greater than a dozen Sandy Hook victims ordered Jones and Free Speech Programs to pay practically $1 billion in damages.
In a separate case in Texas, a jury in August determined Jones should pay the dad and mom of a 6-year-old boy killed within the Sandy Hook bloodbath $45.2 million in punitive damages, on prime of $4.1 million in compensatory damages.
Jones claimed for years that the 2012 killing of 20 college students and 6 workers members at Sandy Hook Elementary Faculty in Newtown, Connecticut, was staged with actors as a part of a authorities plot to grab People’ weapons. He has since acknowledged the taking pictures occurred.