Infowars files Chapter 11 to help avoid payouts from defamation suits

Three companies affiliated with the far-right conspiracy theorist/lunatic Alex Jones have filed Chapter 11 protection in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas on Sunday. The companies seeking protection are IWHealth, Prison Planet TV, and Infowars.  Infowars has faced multiple defamation lawsuits from families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting, which the lunatic claimed was a hoax.

In September, families of the Sandy Hook victims won two defamation lawsuits against Jones because he failed to provide requested information to the court. Months later, families of eight other victims prevailed against Jones.

For years, Jones spewed numerous lies and conspiracy theories “that the shooting that killed 20 first graders and six educators in Newtown, Conn., was part of a government-led plot to confiscate Americans’ firearms and that the victims’ families were actors in the scheme.” Several far right, lunatic fringe ‘news’ sites and their lunatic fringe followers have started doing the same in regards to the recent mass shooting at a Brooklyn subway station.

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