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The well-known US conspiracy ideologue Alex Jones has to liquidate his private property because of claims for damages amounting to billions. However, his firm is not going to be touched in the interim. This was determined by a Texas chapter court docket, in line with constant US media studies.

The founding father of the web portal Infowars had filed for chapter in 2022. Previously, he had claimed for years that the taking pictures at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut was staged by actors to power tightening of gun legal guidelines within the USA In December 2012, a 20-year-old shot and killed 20 schoolchildren and 6 academics on the elementary college. Several family sued Jones for his claims in varied proceedings and received. Jones was ordered to pay a complete of round 1.5 billion US {dollars} (round 1.4 billion euros) in damages.

Payment of victims’ family unsure

The 50-year-old earns his cash primarily by promoting dietary dietary supplements on his on-line portal Infowarsby which he spreads conspiracy theories and engages in political opinion-making. Despite the ruling from Texas, he can now proceed to be lively there. There is disagreement among the many family of the Sandy Hook victims on this subject: some are primarily involved with getting Jones' web site shut down. They would subsequently be pleased with a decrease quantity of compensation. Others wish to hit Jones financially and demand the whole quantity. This has created a dilemma: to be able to increase the cash, Jones first has to earn it.

Whether and when the family might be paid out is unsure anyway, as a result of Jones has appealed the related proceedings. Washington Post According to studies, Jones had additionally transferred hundreds of thousands of {dollars} to different corporations owned by his household or mates earlier than the trial.

Jones is taken into account a supporter of former US President Donald Trump. Jones adopted Trump's false declare that his election defeat to present President Joe Biden was because of fraud. Jones was additionally in Washington, DC, when radical Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6, 2021.

https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2024-06/usa-verschwoerungsideologe-alex-jones-vermoegenswerte