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Sandy Hook Families Want To Seize Alex Jones’ X Account


The families of the Sand Hook mass shooting victims want to seize all of Alex Jones’ social media accounts.

A Connecticut Court previously ruled Alex Jones must pay the relatives of 20 students and six staff members $1.5 billion.

Jones has since filed for bankruptcy protection, but Jones’ assets are still in the process of being liquidated in order to pay off a sum of the $1.5 billion owed.

In a recent court filing, the Sandy Hook families have asked the judge overseeing the liquidation process to make Jones turn over his X account as part of the liquidation process.

Here’s what Reuters reported:

Families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims want to seize Alex Jones’ social media accounts in his bankruptcy, saying that the conspiracy theorist’s frequent posts to fans are a key part of the Infowars business being liquidated to pay Jones’ debts.

Jones, who filed for bankruptcy protection 17 months ago, has given up on trying to reach a settlement that would reduce the $1.5 billion that he owes to the relatives of 20 students and six staff members killed in the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut.

Jones and the Sandy Hook families now agree that Jones’ assets should be liquidated in bankruptcy. But the families on Wednesday asked a U.S. bankruptcy judge in Houston, Texas, to additionally take control of Jones’ X.com account and prevent Jones from using it to promote new business ventures.

The Sandy Hook families asked the judge to make clear that the Jones’ “@RealAlexJones” account on X.com, formerly known as Twitter, will be among the assets turned over to a court-appointed trustee in charge of liquidating Jones’ assets. Jones’ X account, which has 2.3 million followers, is “no different than a customer list of any other liquidating business,” the Sandy Hook families argued.

Per The Hill:

Families of the Sandy Hook massacre victims moved to take over Alex Jones’ social media accounts on Thursday as a bankruptcy lawsuit over his estate moves into liquidation proceedings.

Jones, who was held liable for nearly $1.5 billion in damages for his false claims that the 2012 massacre was in some way faked, has attempted to avoid losing all of his assets in the bankruptcy process.

The families and Jones came to an agreement last week that his assets should be liquidated, including his stake in the InfoWars web show, which Jones used to spread false conspiracies. In a court filing Thursday, the families claim Jones’ social media accounts should also be included in the liquidation to prevent him from using them to create future businesses.

The families argued that Jones’ 2.3 million-follower X account is “no different than a customer list of any other liquidating business.”



 

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