Right-wing radio personality Alex Jones is seeking court approval to convert his bankruptcy reorganization into a liquidation, selling off a massive chunk of his personal assets to pay part of the $1.5 billion defamation settlement he owes to the families of the victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones’ request, revealed via court filings late on Thursday, suggests that the controversial “Infowars” host is giving up on his effort to settle the judgment for a reduced amount.

As Valuetainment previously reported, following the deadly shooting in Sandy Hook, Connecticut, Jones alleged that the United States government had either concealed information about the tragedy or outright fabricated it as a false flag operation. Jones argued that he was merely reporting on questions raised by other sources, but juries in both Connecticut and Texas found him liable for inciting threats and harassment against the families, some of whom were accused of being “crisis actors” by “Infowars” listeners.

Facing the combined settlements, Jones’ company, Free Speech Systems, filed for bankruptcy, as did Jones personally a short time later.

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According to court filings reviewed by Reuters, Jones believes that “there is no reasonable prospect of a successful reorganization” of his debts. Appealing for a Chapter 7 liquidation would not free Jones from the billion-and-a-half-dollar obligation, but it will streamline the process of selling off assets under the supervision of a court appointee.

While bankruptcies can wipe out debts and legal obligations in certain circumstances, the judge overseeing Jones’ case ruled in October that the defamation verdicts cannot be discharged because Jones caused “willful and malicious injury” to the families of the 20 students and 6 staff members killed at Sandy Hook Elementary.

The court filings come just days after Jones claimed that the government was in the process of seizing “Infowars” headquarters without a court order.

“This is going to be Infowars’ last show, because I learned yesterday that they were going to padlock the door and kick us out last night,” Jones said on Saturday. “We’re going to beat these people. I’m not trying to be dramatic, but it’s been a hard fight.”

Jones reportedly locked himself in his office and spent the night sleeping on the floor to prevent the seizure from taking place.

“I’ve been targeted for abuse. I was duped by someone. Federal files in secret have claimed that I’m committing crimes,” he continued. “This was untrue, of course.”

As multiple outlets have noted, liquidation of Jones’ assets does not mean that “Infowars” would cease to exist, as the company could be sold off to another owner.

Connor Walcott is a staff writer for Valuetainment.com. Follow Connor on X and look for him on VT’s “The Unusual Suspects.”

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