Jones is already facing legal action from another Sandy Hook family for allegedly using bankruptcy filings to obstruct proceedings and hide her assets in a separate case.
Right-wing provocateur Alex Jones filed for bankruptcy on Friday with Free Speech Systems, the parent company of his conspiratorial TV show Infowars, the Austin American statesman reported. The filing came at the end of the first week of trial in a defamation case filed against Jones by Sandy Hook’s parents in Austin, Texas.
Jones’ attorney, Andino Reynal, announced Free Speech System’s filing for bankruptcy in Austin District Court near the end of the trial Friday afternoon. Reynal stressed to Judge Maya Guerra Gamble that the filing would not delay the trial, saying the bankruptcy attorneys “have assured me that there will be no interference with the conduct of our trial.”