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Sandy Hook Families Cast Wary Eye on New Infowars Bankruptcy

  • Plaintiffs ask for transparency, flag concerns about transfers
  • Far-right radio show in poor financial health, filings show
Alex Jones, radio host and creator of the website InfoWars, center, at a rally in 2020.
Alex Jones, radio host and creator of the website InfoWars, center, at a rally in 2020.Photographer: Alex Scott/Bloomberg
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Families of Sandy Hook school shooting victims have quickly raised the alarm over the latest legal maneuver from far-right radio show Infowars and its proprietor, Alex Jones.

The ultimate parent of Infowars, Free Speech Systems LLC, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Friday just months after three corporate entities linked to Jones did the same in a failed attempt to corral and settle defamation damages owed to Sandy Hook families. In an initial hearing Monday, lawyers for for the families expressed concern about the structure of the latest move and its timing -- smack in the middle of a two-week trial in Texas that will put a dollar figure on the damages.