Judge Approves Alex Jones' $2.8M Game Ranch Sale in Bankruptcy

Jones' Financial Woes Lead to Ranch Asset Liquidation

by Zain ul Abedin
Judge Approves Alex Jones' $2.8M Game Ranch Sale in Bankruptcy
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Alex Jones, the controversial media figure known for his conspiracy theories, has received court approval to sell his Texas game ranch for $2.8 million as part of ongoing bankruptcy proceedings. This development came after U.S.

Judge Christopher Lopez signed off on the transaction on Wednesday. The funds are earmarked to cover legal costs and potential payments to the families of Sandy Hook victims. Jones, who faced severe financial and legal repercussions following multiple court verdicts, had previously declared bankruptcy in 2022.

This action followed a series of lawsuits that culminated in substantial judgments against him, totalling hundreds of millions of dollars. The lawsuits were a consequence of his repeated, unfounded claims on his show, Infowars, that the tragic 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a staged "false flag" operation involving actors.

Ranch Sale Details

The sale of the 127-acre ranch is a significant step in the bankruptcy process, with the proceeds set to be placed in escrow. This arrangement is designed to ensure that after legal fees are covered, any remaining funds will contribute towards the $1.5 billion in total judgments owed to the Sandy Hook families.

These families have endured not only the loss of their loved ones but also years of public defamation and emotional distress caused by Jones' conspiracy theories. The property itself features numerous amenities suited for outdoor activities, as highlighted in court documents and a listing on a real estate website.

It includes portable buildings, game feeders, hunting blinds, and easy access to riverfront activities such as fishing, kayaking, and camping, making it an attractive asset in the sale. In a recent development, the Sandy Hook families proposed a settlement in November, suggesting that Jones pay at least $85 million over ten years to settle his debts partially.

However, Jones countered with a lower offer of $55 million over the same period, which the families deemed insufficient. As the legal battle continues, all eyes are on the upcoming court date set for June. During this session, Judge Lopez will hear further arguments regarding the extent of financial restitution Jones must provide.