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Right-Wing Nutcase Alex Jones Hasn’t Given a DIME to Sandy Hook Families But Spends 100K Per Month on Himself

I guess he's got better things to do.

Alex Jones, the Texas firebrand who spreads conspiracy theories on his Infowars show, was sentenced to pay the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting more than a billion dollars in restitution. The sentence stemmed from a suit accusing Jones of harming and defaming the victims by calling the event a “false flag” and claiming that it was staged with “crisis actors.”

Now lawyers for the victims are considering new action against him after finding out how he’s spending his money while not paying his restitution.

In order to avoid paying them, Jones filed for bankruptcy almost immediately following the judge’s ruling against him. The ruling came in November of 2022; he has not made a single payment to the families yet to this day.

You know what he has been spending money on, though? Fancy dinners.

“I like to go to nice restaurants. That is my deal. I like to go on a couple of nice vacations a year, but I think I pretty much have earned that in this fight.” That’s what he told his listeners while simultaneously asking them for donations to go toward his legal debt. It turns out that in the month of July alone, Jones spent around $93,000, none of it on restitution.

That amount includes a monthly payment to his wife, Erika, which Jones claims is required by a prenuptial agreement. Lawyers for the families call the expense a “fraudulent transfer,” since it’s not to an ex, it’s to someone with whom he shares a home and life.

Add to the fifteen grand another $7,900 in housekeeping, $6,300 on dining and entertainment, and $850 a WEEK on groceries. He doesn’t even have teenage boys in his house, and he’s spending more on groceries in a single week than I spend in 4 months.

Christopher Mattei, a Connecticut lawyer for the Sandy Hook families, said that court documents show he’s been using the money for “excessive household expenditures and his extravagant lifestyle.”

“That money rightfully belongs to the families he spent years tormenting … the families are increasingly concerned and will continue to contest these matters in court.”

The families said that if Jones doesn’t get his spending in order, they will seek to have his spending supervised or possibly even ask a judge to vacate his bankruptcy case.

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