Last week, a Connecticut jury ordered Alex Jones and his media company, Infowars, to pay about 10 to the Sandy Hook victim’s family as punishment for lying about the 2012 shooting over and over again. A judgment was made that 100 million dollars in damages must be paid.
“Their mission is to silence me and take me off the air,” Jones told followers in a video after the verdict.
It won’t happen in the near future. And it is possible that it will never happen.
Recently, Jones interviewed dirty Republican trickster Roger Stone. Roger Stone has suggested that Donald Trump should add Kanye West to his 2024 presidential nominations. He calls the Anti-Defamation League “the closest thing America has to a Nazi organization.” And he continues to oppose the Covid-19 vaccine, which he says is a conspiracy engineered by “transhumanist globalists.”
In between rants, Jones encourages audience members to buy supplements like Brain Force Plus to support him. It promises to “supercharge your state of mind,” and the 36-tablet bottle he sells for $20.
Jones claims he won’t have to pay anything because he won this case, and a similar case he lost in Texas could take years in appeals court. experts have told me this is not true.The family that won the judgment will immediately pursue their claims against Jones by attempting to seize Jones’ personal property without waiting for the appeals process. can do.
But Free Speech Systems LLC, which runs Jones’ Infowars site (Jones says the business has 80 employees and is used by millions of people) is subject to U.S. bankruptcy law. Thanks to you, you will be protected from any judgment for months or years.
Free Speech Systems filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in July. This means that the families of Sandy Hook victims will not receive cash from the company until the bankruptcy restructuring is complete. Mr. Jones, meanwhile, was able to run his company as before, freely using the verdict as a promotional tool, and asking his followers to give him his powders and extracts to help fight the “New World Order.” encourage you to buy things. We are currently running a “1776 Super Sale” campaign.
“If Infowars chooses to continue its activities, it is within its mandate, at least in the short term,” said Chris Mattei, an attorney for the victims. (A rep for Jones’ attorney, Norm Pattis, declined to submit an interview request.
Jones has not filed for personal bankruptcy, but experts say there is no escape from the judgment filed against him. But it gets more ambiguous when it comes to the free speech system. Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection is designed to keep your company alive during negotiations with creditors and to keep your business running after you exit Chapter 11.
This could put the Sandy Hook family, who are now creditors to both Jones and the free speech system, in a very odd position. Keep the free speech system and Infowars — which only really work if Jones works there — up and running.
No matter what happens, it will take time to get there. For starters, there is another judgment in the same Connecticut lawsuit that will add to Jones’ total claim. A Houston bankruptcy judge accused his Free Speech of a “lack of candor” in the proceedings and brought new help to dispute the case.
And it’s highly unlikely that Jones will pay Sandy Hook’s family nearly $1 billion. We estimate it to be between $35 million and $270 million.
I asked Mattei if he and his clients really wanted Alex Jones to stop speaking at Infowars and elsewhere. he paused. “I think it’s in the client’s interest that Free Speech Systems doesn’t keep lying and making money,” he said.
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