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Sat Jun 8, 2024, 05:32 AM Jun 8

Sandy Hook families agree to Alex Jones' bankruptcy liquidation [View all]

Source: Reuters

June 7, 2024 5:37 PM EDT Updated 11 hours ago

NEW YORK, June 7 (Reuters) - Families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims claimed victory in Alex Jones' bankruptcy case on Friday, accepting the conspiracy theorist's proposal to sell his assets, including InfoWars, to partly pay legal judgments to them for his lies about the 2012 U.S. school shooting.

Jones, who filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection 17 months ago, has given up trying to reach a bankruptcy deal that would reduce the $1.5 billion that he owes to the relatives of 20 students and six staff members killed in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Instead, Jones decided this week to proceed with a court-supervised liquidation of his assets.

Chris Mattei, an attorney for the Sandy Hook families, said on Friday that Jones' pivot to a Chapter 7 liquidation was a moment of "meaningful accountability" for his repeated lies, pushing the broadcaster to the "brink of justice." "Alex Jones has hurt so many people," Mattei said. "The Connecticut families have fought for years to hold him responsible no matter the cost and at great personal peril."

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/us/sandy-hook-families-agree-alex-jones-bankruptcy-liquidation-2024-06-07/

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