Tag Archives: InfoWars

Sure Jan: Alex Jones Files For Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

Reuters reports: Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday, less than two months after a jury ordered him and the parent of his Infowars website to pay nearly $1 billion in compensatory damages to relatives of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting. Jones filed for Chapter 11 protection from creditors with the U.S. bankruptcy court in Houston, a …

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Alex Jones Loses Bid To Slash Punitive Damages Award

Reuters reports: Judge Maya Guerra Gamble rejected arguments by a lawyer for Jones and the parent company of his Infowars website that a Texas state law capping certain types of damages meant that the August verdict in favor of two parents of a child slain at Sandy Hook should be cut by more than $40 million. Texas law caps non-economic …

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Alex Jones Ordered To Pay Additional $473 Million In Punitive Damages, State Court Freezes All His Assets

The Associated Press reports: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his company were ordered Thursday to pay an extra $473 million to victims’ families and an FBI agent for calling the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting a hoax, adding to a nearly $1 billion jury verdict issued last month. Connecticut Judge Barabara Bellis imposed the punitive damages on the Infowars host …

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Infowars Employee Pleads Guilty To Rioting Charge

Law & Crime reports: A 37-year-old defendant and video editor associated with Infowars, the website owned by right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, has admitted to illegally entering the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6. Samuel Christopher Montoya pleaded guilty on Monday to a single count of parading, demonstrating, and picketing in a Capitol building, a misdemeanor punishable by up to …

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Bannon Urges Infowars Viewers To “Get Into The Room” As Poll Workers And Help “Destroy The Groomer Party”

Media Matters has the transcript: These are going to be fights, but the way you do that, you get into the room and become a poll worker. This is 100% Owen, within our hands to grasp, this’ll never come again. We have a unique opportunity to have something like 1932 or right after the Civil War when you had these …

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Infowars Host: Bannon Needs A “Miracle From God”

“They just sentenced Steve Bannon to found months in prison for contempt of the January 6 committee, a sham committee. Our only hope now is a miracle from God, I’m not going to lie to you. It’s our only hope. “We need a miracle from God or you can consider freedom in America dead and in that regard, the country’s …

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Jones Claims Bankruptcy Will Let Him Dodge Paying

“They want to shut us down, so I’m in Chapter 11, Subchapter V bankruptcy, which is not a liquidation. It’s reorganization. “So, as long as I want to work, basically, for free, I mean, instead of making $2 million a year and a half million dollars a year under it, I’m happy to do that. “InfoWars will continue on because …

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Jones Laughs At Jury’s Verdict: I’ll Never Pay [VIDEO]

Mediaite reports: InfoWars founder Alex Jones reacted on Wednesday to the $965 million verdict against him in the defamation suit. “Ain’t no money,” said Jones on his show as the verdict was being read. Jones claimed he is in bankruptcy, before asking viewers to donate to save his company. Jones grossly managed to make light of the devastating verdict with …

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BREAKING: Connecticut Jury Awards Sandy Hook Parents Nearly $1 Billion In Damages For Jones’ Lies

CNN reports: Plaintiffs in the trial included family members of eight school students and employees, in addition to one FBI agent who responded to the scene. Notably, Jones is not present in the courtroom today. Three cases were all condensed into the single trial. While the families did not seek a specific dollar figure in the trial, an attorney for …

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Extremists Celebrate Kanye West’s Antisemitic Posts

Media Matters has a roundup of reactions: Infowars celebrated West multiple times on October 9. Host Owen Shroyer said, “I did not hear one thing Kanye West said that was bigoted.” He later added that the backlash to his antisemitic remarks “only proves what he’s talking about is real.” White nationalist and Holocaust denier Nick Fuentes posted on Telegram, “​​Kanye …

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Alex Jones “Boycotts” His Testimony In Sandy Hook Trial

Mediaite reports: InfoWars founder Alex Jones skipped out on testifying at his own defamation trial on Wednesday, saying through his lawyer that he is “boycotting” the proceedings. Jones was expected to testify on Wednesday in a Connecticut defamation trial stemming from his comments suggesting the Sandy Hook school shooting never happened. Norm Pattis, Jones’ attorney, announced on Wednesday in court …

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Ex-Wife Calls Alex Jones “Crazy Like Charles Manson”

The Wrap reports: Alex Jones’ ex-wife Kelly said that the over-the-top, frequently flipped-out persona you’ve seen onscreen in Alex Jones is not an act, that he’s even worse in real life and “kind of crazy like Charles Manson.” “In person, as a human being, he is more unhinged and weirder and terrifying and threatening and looming and raging, I would …

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Sandy Hook Families Seek Control Of Jones’ Company

The New York Times reports: Sandy Hook victims’ families asked a federal bankruptcy court on Thursday to order the Infowars conspiracy broadcaster Alex Jones to relinquish control over his company, saying he has “systematically transferred millions of dollars” to himself and his relatives while claiming to be broke. In a filing in the bankruptcy court in Houston, the families of …

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Bannon Claims FBI Is Planning To Assassinate Trump

Mediaite reports: Former Trump strategist Steve Bannon went fully conspiratorial with Alex Jones by claiming the FBI raid on Mar-a-Lago was part of a “deep state” plot to have Donald Trump assassinated or found with incriminating evidence. “I do not think it’s beyond this administrative state and their deep state apparatus to actually try to work on the assassination of …

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Jones On Leaked Texts: They Didn’t Get My “Dick Pics”

The Daily Beast reports: Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones went on a rant about Sandy Hook family lawyers accidentally obtaining a copy of his phone from his own legal team, insisting they now have a “naked” photo of his wife and not much else. “It’s six months of my phone, late 2019, early 2020,” he said on his broadcast Saturday …

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Alex Jones Ordered To Pay $45M In Punitive Damages

CNN reports: A Texas jury has decided to penalize Alex Jones with $45.2 million in punitive damages in a lawsuit filed by the parents of Sandy Hook shooting victim Jesse Lewis. The award, which the judge could reduce, came one day after the jury settled on $4.1 million in compensatory damages. The jurors began deliberating around 12:30 pm CT on …

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BREAKING: Jury Awards $4M To Sandy Hook Parents

CNN reports: Right-wing talk show host Alex Jones will have to pay the parents of a Sandy Hook shooting victim a little more than $4 million in compensatory damages, a jury decided Thursday, capping a stunning and dramatic case that showcased for the public the real-world harm inflicted by viral conspiracy theories. The award from the jury was far less …

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Report: Law Enforcement Wants Jones’ Phone Data

Law & Crime reports: After the bombshell revelations that Alex Jones’s legal team inadvertently disclosed years of his phone data, an attorney for a Sandy Hook victim’s parents disclosed that “various” law enforcement agents want to scrutinize the information. On Thursday, Jones’s lawyer Andino Reynal tried to mitigate the fallout by asking Travis County Judge Maya Guerra Gamble to order …

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Jones’ InfoWars Parent Company Files For Bankruptcy

Reuters reports: The parent of far-right conspiracy website InfoWars filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Friday as the company and its founder Alex Jones face up to $150 million in damages in a trial over longstanding falsehoods he perpetuated about the Sandy Hook elementary school massacre. Three other companies associated with InfoWars filed for bankruptcy protection in April, but they …

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Jury Selection Begins In Alex Jones’ Sandy Hook Trial

The Huffington Post reports: On Monday, a jury in Austin will be selected to determine how much Alex Jones and Infowars will ultimately have to pay to parents for the pain he inflicted on them for more than half a decade after the death of their child. Opening arguments start Tuesday at Travis County Court, and the trial will be …

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