Alex Jones accused of hiding assets in Sandy Hook lawsuit

Alex Jones is facing a new trial in Texas on charges that the Infowars host hid millions of dollars in assets after the families of Sandy Hook victims began bringing him to justice.

Relatives of some of the 20 children and six educators killed in the Newtown, Connecticut, massacre in 2012 have already won libel suits against Jones after they said the shooting never happened. The new lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, comes as trials are scheduled for this year over how much he should pay.

“After Alex Jones was sued for claiming the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre was a hoax, the infamous conspiracy theorist conspired to divert his assets to shell companies owned by insiders like his parents, children and himself,” reads the lawsuit, which was filed in Austin, Texas, by some of the Sandy Hook families.

According to the lawsuit, Jones is accused of making around $18 million from his company Infowars over three years, starting in 2018 when the defamation suits were filed. Jones is also accused of claiming a “questionable” debt of $54 million at that time to another company, which the lawsuit says is indirectly or directly owned by Jones.

Norm Pattis, an attorney for Jones, said there was no effort to hide any assets.

“The suggestion is ridiculous. We look forward to litigating these issues,” Pattis said in an email Friday.

The lawsuit was first reported by the Austin American-Statesman.

The lawsuit was filed the same day Jones was questioned by attorneys for the Sandy Hook families. A judge had ordered him to face escalating fines until he appeared for a deposition.