More problems for Alex Jones as another Sandy Hook lawsuit ha’s been filed against him… As the saying goes when it rains it pours, and for Jones it’s been coming down hard these days for the comments made when Sandy Hook happened, and since. Now families of multiple victims of the shooting accused Infowars founder Alex Jones of hiding millions to avoid paying damages stemming from defamation suit he recently lost.
The families of nine victims asked in a court filing that Jones relinquish control of Free Speech Systems, alleging he’s “systematically transferred millions of dollars” to himself and others to hide money from the families.
The filing reads:
Since the Sandy Hook Families filed their lawsuits, the Debtor has systematically transferred millions of dollars to Alex Jones and his relatives and insider entities. It claims to owe a massive, secured debt to an insider that was first documented as a loan when the Sandy Hook Families were securing key wins in Connecticut and Texas, but no records show that an actual debt existed before the Sandy Hook Families sued. The filing requests an independent committee be appointed to investigate the financial state of Jones’ company and to “ensure transparency, accountability and maximize the Debtor’s Estate for all creditors.” A bankruptcy trustee would also take control of Free Speech Systems.
Jones was ordered to pay nearly $50 million earlier this month in damages to Sandy Hook families after entertaining a conspiracy theory on his show that the Sandy Hook shooting, which claimed the lives of more than 20, never actually happened. In the years since, Jones has acknowledged the shooting did occur.
A lawyer for Jones said he would be filing a response to the new motion soon, according to the New York Times. Jones’ Free Speech Systems filed for bankruptcy last month, though lawyers for the Sandy Hook families deny that the company is actually bankrupt. “Alex Jones is not financially bankrupt; he is morally bankrupt, which is becoming more and more clear as we discover his plots to hide money and evade responsibility,” Kyle Farrar, a lawyer for the families, said.