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Right-wing conspiracy outlet Infowars moves to exit bankruptcy

In a widely decried move, Infowars, Prison Planet, and Infowars Health sought bankruptcy protection after Jones was found legally responsible for damages in three defamation lawsuits related to false claims he made about the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting.

To avoid any further delay, the Sandy Hook families dropped Infowars from their defamation cases so that they could continue in their defamation lawsuits against Jones.

As an apparent result of the families dropping the cases against the business entities, the three companies informed the court that they no longer wish to continue with the bankruptcy.

“The stipulation proves what we’ve said from the beginning: this bankruptcy was a sham attempt by Alex Jones to pit families against one another and avoid his reckoning with a jury,” Christopher Mattei, an attorney representing Sandy Hook families suing Jones in Connecticut, said in a statement.

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

Mark Bankston, an attorney representing the parents of two Sandy Hook children in a Texas lawsuit said “it’s hardly a surprise that Mr. Jones abandoned his ridiculous stunt, and we expect Mr. Jones and his attorneys will be fined for this fraudulent and dishonest bankruptcy.”

“Fortunately, Mr. Jones’ bad faith scheme evaporated almost immediately, and we are now back on track for Mr. Jones to face a jury of his peers in late July,” Bankston said in a statement.

Jones baselessly said in the aftermath of the shooting, in which 26 people were killed, that the incident was staged. Facing lawsuits, Jones has since acknowledged the shooting occurred. He said in a 2019 sworn deposition that a “form of psychosis” caused him at the time to believe it was staged.

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Published for: WATPFC