Two other companies owned by the far-right website Infowars and radio host Alex Jones have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in light of several defamation lawsuits. Filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Procedures Prevent pending civil lawsuits, while the business prepares a breakthrough plan.
Court documents viewed by CBS News, filed by companies Infowars, IW Health sister Infowars Health and Prison Planet TV.
Infowars has assets ranging from $ 0 to $ 50,000 and debts ranging from $ 1,000,001 to $ 10 million.
Separately, a judge ruled that Jones would return Paid a fine of $ 75,000 For failing to appear in a lawsuit against him last month in a Connecticut court Sandy Hook Elementary School insists the shooting was a hoax.
Relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the 2012 Newtown, Connecticut massacre have filed a defamation suit against Jones. A The judge found Jones responsible for the damageAnd an inquiry into how much he owes the families is set for August.
Jones has been found responsible for damages in similar defamation cases by relatives of victims in Texas, where an investigation is set to begin later this month.
Jones said he believes the shooting took place.
Judge Barbara Bellis of Waterbury, Connecticut, on Thursday ordered a refund because Jones eventually showed up at the rescheduled deposit. The fines, which are increasing day by day, were aimed at ensuring that Jones appears in court.
Jones said he did not make the deposit on March 23 and 24 due to a medical problem involving vertigo in Austin, Texas – Jones and Infowars’ home – on March 23 and 24. His doctors initially thought it was a serious heart problem, but later said it was a sinus infection. Bellis said there was not enough evidence that Jones was ill.
Jones was fined $ 25,000 daily on April 1 and another $ 50,000 daily on April 4. He later appeared in a confessional on April 5 and 6 in Bridgeport.
Sandy Hooke Families’ attorney declined to comment Friday. A message was left to Jones’ lawyer.
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