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Jones repeatedly called the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut a hoax. He was subsequently sued by the families most directly affected by this conspiracy misinformation campaign for defamation and emotional distress. Since then Jones has dragged his heels and delayed the legal process of the defamation lawsuits he faces so many times, and to such an egregious degree, that a Connecticut judge found him liable in an across-the-board victory for the Sandy Hook families suing him back in 2021.
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In recent weeks, facing a ruling on damages, Jones has mysteriously been unable and unwilling to sit for a deposition in the case. Jones was found in contempt of court by Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis after claiming he was too ill to sit for a deposition with Sandy Hook family attorneys. Jones wasn’t too sick to spend four of the hours of his “sick day” hosting his InfoWars show.
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What the bankruptcy filing will mean for his show remains murky. This might reveal real financial difficulties for Jones’ whole operation, or it may simply be a delay. It could be both with a touch of Trump enterprises Chapter 11 abuse. It wouldn’t be the first time a right-wing huckster factory has attempted to use the bankruptcy courts to get out of uncomfortable litigation. In 2021, the National Rifle Association worked on getting out from under investigations in New York by filing for bankruptcy.
Until we see how things shake out and what is or is not revealed in future bankruptcy filings, Jones can go back to his show where he promotes every bizarre piece of right-wing conspiracy propaganda, including the delusional idea that Donald Trump Jr. is a legendary American orator. Junior.