Infowars, a right-wing conspiratorial newspaper, is preparing to emerge from bankruptcy

By Oliver Darcy, CNN Business

Three companies linked to far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, including fringe media organization Infowars, are set to emerge from bankruptcy, according to a court document released Wednesday.

In a widely maligned movement, Infowars, Prison Planet and Infowars Health filed for bankruptcy protection after Jones was found legally liable for damages in three defamation lawsuits related to false allegations he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting.

Moving civil litigation temporarily suspended against the businesses of the Sandy Hook families.

To avoid further delay, the Sandy Hook families removed Infowars from their libel cases so they could pursue their libel suits against Jones.

Apparently, with the families dropping the lawsuits against the business entities, the three companies informed the court that they no longer wished to pursue bankruptcy.

“The stipulation proves what we’ve said all along: This bankruptcy was a sham attempt by Alex Jones to pit families against each other and avoid having him face a jury,” said Christopher Mattei, a attorney representing the Sandy Hook families suing Jones in Connecticut. , said in a statement.

“It didn’t work out,” Mattei added. “We look forward to the trial.”

Jones made an unsubstantiated claim following the shooting, in which 26 people were killed, that the incident was staged. Facing lawsuits, Jones has since admitted the shooting took place. He said in a 2019 sworn deposition that a “form of psychosis” made him believe at the time that she had been staged.

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