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June 14, 2024 at 10:44 PM

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt, but throws out his company's bankruptcy

Judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' personal assets to pay Sandy Hook debt, but throws out his company's bankruptcy
June 14, 2024 at 10:44 PM
June 14, 2024 at 8:02 PM

Federal judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' assets to pay Sandy Hook families

Jones owes the families $1.5 billion after losing defamation lawsuits. The conspiracy theorist claimed the mass shooting that killed 20 children and six teachers was a government hoax.
June 14, 2024 at 8:02 PM
VIDEO: Federal judge orders liquidation of Alex Jones' assets to pay Sandy Hook families
June 13, 2024 at 11:37 AM

Sandy Hook survivors graduate high schools

Students marked 12 years since the shooting that took the lives of 20 classmates by reading the names of the victims followed by a moment of silence. ABC News' Andrea Fujii has more.
June 13, 2024 at 11:37 AM
VIDEO:  Sandy Hook survivors graduate high schools
June 12, 2024 at 7:06 PM

Mom of slain Sandy Hook student honors legacy on what would've been her graduation

Six-year-old Catherine Violet Hubbard was one of 20 children killed in a mass shooting on Dec. 14, 2012.
June 12, 2024 at 7:06 PM
VIDEO: Mom of slain Sandy Hook student honors legacy on what would've been her graduation
June 11, 2024 at 3:45 PM

Survivors of Sandy Hook school shooting now set to graduate from high school

First-grade survivors of Sandy Hook speak with "GMA"'s George Stephanopoulos.
June 11, 2024 at 3:45 PM
ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos spoke to six Sandy Hook survivors as they get ready to graduate from high school, almost 12 years since a gunman killed 20 students and six teachers.
June 11, 2024 at 3:01 PM

Sandy Hook survivors share memories ahead of graduation

ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos spoke to six of the survivors as they get ready to graduate from high school, almost 12 years since a gunman killed 20 students and six teachers.
June 11, 2024 at 3:01 PM
VIDEO: Sandy Hook survivors share memories ahead of graduation
June 7, 2024 at 8:38 PM

Alex Jones seeks permission to convert his personal bankruptcy into a liquidation

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is seeking court permission to convert his personal bankruptcy reorganization to a liquidation
June 7, 2024 at 8:38 PM
FILE - Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones takes the witness stand to testify at the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 22, 2022. Jones asked the court permission on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, to convert his personal bankruptcy reorganization to a liquidation, which would lead to a sell-off of a large portion of his assets to help pay some of the $1.5 billion he owes relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
June 3, 2024 at 9:34 PM

Judge rejects call to immediately shut down Alex Jones' Infowars in bankruptcy dispute

A federal judge has rejected a request to immediately shut down conspiracy theorist Alex Jones' media company as disputes in his bankruptcy cases widen
June 3, 2024 at 9:34 PM
FILE - Infowars founder Alex Jones appears in court to testify during the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court, Sept. 22, 2022, in Waterbury, Conn. Relatives of victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting are asking a bankruptcy judge to liquidate Jones' media company including Infowars instead of allowing him to reorganize his business, as they seek to collect on $1.5 billion in lawsuit verdicts against him. (Tyler Sizemore/Hearst Connecticut Media via AP, Pool, File)
6 months ago

Mother of child killed in Sandy Hook shooting reflects on horrific day

CEO and Co-Founder of “Sandy Hook Promise” Nicole Hockley reflects on the tragedy and how she’s turning her loss into advocacy for gun control.
6 months ago
VIDEO: Mother of child killed in Sandy Hook shooting reflects on horrific day
7 months ago

Newtown victim’s daughter faces cancer: ‘I just want to be able to pay for my chemo’

ABC News’ Linsey Davis spoke with Sandy Hook family member Erica Lafferty who says she needs the millions of dollars owed to her by Alex Jones for a potentially life-saving chemo treatment for cancer.
7 months ago
video: Newtown victim’s daughter faces cancer: ‘I just want to be able to pay for my chemo’
7 months ago

Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal reveals cancer battle

Erica Lafferty, who lost her mother, Dawn Hochsprung, in the 2012 shooting, said she was diagnosed with cancer that spread from her brain throughout her body.
7 months ago
VIDEO: Daughter of slain Sandy Hook principal reveals cancer battle
8 months ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay judgment to Sandy Hook families, despite bankruptcy

Judge rules Alex Jones bankruptcy doesn't protect him from paying defamation judgment to Sandy Hook shooting parents.
8 months ago
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones takes the witness stand to testify at the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 22, 2022.
10 months ago

'Dear Future Survivor': School shooting survivors pen letters to future survivors

As the number of school shootings grows, most recently at Michigan State University, survivors share what life is like in the weeks, months and years ahead.
10 months ago
School shooting survivors from across the country and across generations write letters to future survivors.
1 year ago

‘Dear future survivor’

Ten years after the Sandy Hook tragedy, “GMA” is catching up with survivor Jazmin Cazares from the Uvalde, Texas, Robb Elementary shooting, who lost her sister Jackie.
1 year ago
VIDEO: ‘Dear future survivor’
2 years ago

Gun violence survivors find support in Everytown Survivor Network

A growing group of people affected by gun violence are finding understanding in their shared experiences and fighting for change.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Gun violence survivors find support in Everytown Survivor Network
2 years ago

Families, leaders remember Sandy Hook 10th anniversary

President Joe Biden, family members of victims and others marked the decade since 20 children and six educators were gunned down in Newtown, Connecticut.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Families, leaders remember Sandy Hook 10th anniversary
2 years ago

Mother of Sandy Hook victim honors daughter with animal sanctuary

Jennifer Hubbard, executive director of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Animal Sanctuary, honors her daughter through her Connecticut-based nonprofit.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Mother of Sandy Hook victim honors daughter with animal sanctuary
2 years ago

Remembering Sandy Hook 10 years later

Seventeen-year-old Jackie Hegarty opens up about being a Sandy Hook survivor and how even 10 years later, it still affects her.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Remembering Sandy Hook 10 years later
2 years ago

Sandy Hook parents reflect on 10th anniversary of mass shooting

Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, the co-founders of the nonprofit Sandy Hook Promise, speak with ABC News Live about the somber anniversary.
2 years ago
Police officers at the scene of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., Dec. 14, 2022.
2 years ago

'Time has warped': Sandy Hook parents reflect on 10th anniversary of shooting

Nicole Hockley and Mark Barden, two parents who lost their children in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School and founded Sandy Hook Promise, reflect on the December 2012 shooting.
2 years ago
VIDEO: 'Time has warped': Sandy Hook parents reflect on 10th anniversary of shooting
2 years ago

Permanent memorial honors Sandy Hook victims after decadelong effort

The Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial, created in memory of 20 children and six educators killed 10 years ago in the nation's worst school shooting, opened last month.
2 years ago
People visit the newly-opened Sandy Hook Permanent Memorial, Nov. 20, 2022 in Newtown, Conn. This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Dec. 14, 2012 school shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary where 26 people were shot and killed.
2 years ago

Obama delivers remarks on 10-year anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting

Former President Barack Obama speaks at a Sandy Hook remembrance event marking 10 years since the elementary school shooting.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Obama delivers remarks on 10-year anniversary of Sandy Hook school shooting
2 years ago

Sandy Hook 10-year remembrance gala honors those working to end gun violence

"GMA" co-anchor Robin Roberts emceed the event that also honored Disney CEO Bob Iger for his commitment to prevent gun violence. Barack Obama and Matthew McConaughey were also in attendance.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Sandy Hook 10-year remembrance gala honors those working to end gun violence
2 years ago

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy after Sandy Hook $1B verdict

Alex Jones' bankruptcy filing comes less than two months after being ordered to pay nearly $1 billion following the Sandy Hook trial.
2 years ago
Alex Jones, radio host and creator of the website InfoWars, speaks to members of the media outside a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., Sept. 5, 2018.
2 years ago

Alex Jones files for bankruptcy after Sandy Hook verdict

Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was ordered to pay $1 billion in damages to families of Sandy Hook victims.
2 years ago
Far-right conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was ordered to pay $1 billion in damages to families of Sandy Hook victims.
2 years ago

Jury awards nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook victims' families defamed by Alex Jones

From years of spreading conspiracies about the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Alex Jones has been ordered to pay nearly $1 billion to the victims’ families.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Jury awards nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook victims' families defamed by Alex Jones
2 years ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in Sandy Hook defamation trial

A Connecticut jury awarded $965 million in damages to 15 plaintiffs defamed by the conspiracy theorist and Infowars host, who called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in Sandy Hook defamation trial
2 years ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly a billion dollars to Sandy Hook families

A jury awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to 15 plaintiffs who sued Alex Jones when the InfoWars host called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly a billion dollars to Sandy Hook families
2 years ago

Sandy Hook families awarded hundreds of millions in Alex Jones defamation trial

A Connecticut jury awarded nearly $1 billion in damages to 15 plaintiffs defamed by conspiracy theorist Alex Jones.
2 years ago
Infowars founder Alex Jones speaks to the media after appearing at his Sandy Hook defamation trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Oct. 4, 2022.
2 years ago

Connecticut jury orders Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook parents

A Connecticut jury has ordered the conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion in damages to the families of Sandy Hook victims.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Connecticut jury orders Alex Jones to pay nearly $1 billion to Sandy Hook parents
2 years ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in Sandy Hook defamation case

ABC News’ Aaron Katersky and Law & Crime network legal analyst Terri Austin break down a jaw-dropping verdict against conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in Connecticut.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones ordered to pay nearly $1 billion in Sandy Hook defamation case
2 years ago

Jury reaches verdict in trial of Alex Jones

Jones was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to 15 plaintiffs defamed by him when the InfoWars host called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.
2 years ago
Jones was ordered to pay hundreds of millions of dollars to 15 plaintiffs defamed by him when the InfoWars host called the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.
2 years ago

Plaintiffs argue Alex Jones should pay $500 million in damages

The plaintiffs' attorney in a defamation trial against Alex Jones argued he should pay more than $500 million in damages to victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
2 years ago
The plaintiffs' attorney in a defamation trial against Alex Jones argued he should pay more than $500 million in damages to victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
2 years ago

Plaintiffs argue Alex Jones should pay $500M in damages in Sandy Hook trial

An attorney representing plaintiffs in a Sandy Hook defamation trial against Alex Jones argued for $500 million in damages.
2 years ago
Infowars founder Alex Jones speaks to the media after appearing at his Sandy Hook defamation trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Oct. 4, 2022.
2 years ago

Alex Jones 'boycotts' defamation trial as jury to soon hear closing arguments

Infowars host Alex Jones declined to take the stand Wednesday in his defense, as the jury is now set to hear closing arguments in the defamation trial on Thursday.
2 years ago
Infowars founder Alex Jones arrives with private security guards to speak to the media after appearing at his Sandy Hook defamation trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn. Oct. 4, 2022.
2 years ago

Alex Jones takes the stand

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is facing a grilling over the lies he told about the Connecticut school shooting. ABC News’ Andrea Fujii has the contentious moments from court.
2 years ago
VIDEO:  Alex Jones takes the stand
2 years ago

Alex Jones takes stand in 2nd defamation trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones took the stand in Connecticut Thursday in a second defamation trial over his Sandy Hook hoax claims
2 years ago
Infowars founder Alex Jones is questioned by plaintiff's attorney Chris Mattei during testimony at the Sandy Hook defamation damages trial at Connecticut Superior Court in Waterbury, Conn., Sept. 22, 2022.
2 years ago

Alex Jones takes the stand in 2nd Sandy Hook defamation trial

In heated testimony in a Connecticut courtroom, Alex Jones criticized attorneys representing families who lost loved ones at Sandy Hook Elementary.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones takes the stand in 2nd Sandy Hook defamation trial
2 years ago

Alex Jones is set to begin his 2nd Sandy Hook hoax trial

A second trial is underway to determine what conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay to Sandy Hook families.
2 years ago
A second trial is underway to determine what conspiracy theorist Alex Jones should pay to Sandy Hook families.
2 years ago

Alex Jones faces 2nd trial over Sandy Hook hoax claims

"Alex Jones and Free Speech Systems are liable under Connecticut law," the judge said.
2 years ago
Alex Jones talks to media during a midday break in his trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas, on July 26, 2022. A six-member jury with several alternates in Connecticut will begin hearing evidence, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, on how much Jones should pay the families, since he already has been found liable for damages to them. The trial is expected to last about four weeks.
2 years ago

Alex Jones' 2nd defamation trial to move forward in Connecticut

InfoWars' parent company agreed to face a second defamation trial over the false claims its founder Alex Jones, made about the nation's worst school shooting.
2 years ago
InfoWars' parent company agreed to face a second defamation trial over the false claims its founder Alex Jones, made about the nation's worst school shooting.
2 years ago

Alex Jones' 2nd defamation trial to move forward in Connecticut

InfoWars' parent company agreed to face a second defamation trial over the false claims its founder Alex Jones, made about the nation's worst school shooting.
2 years ago
Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails asked by Mark Bankston, lawyer for Neil Heslin and Scarlett Lewis, during trial at the Travis County Courthouse, Austin, Texas, Aug. 3, 2022.
2 years ago

Jury finds Alex Jones owes $45.2M in punitive damages

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones was ordered to pay millions to the parents of a child who died in the Sandy Hook shooting.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Jury finds Alex Jones owes $45.2M in punitive damages
2 years ago

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will face 2 judges in Connecticut next week

Alex Jones will face more Sandy Hook families seeking to hold him accountable for his false claims about the mass shooting, just days after being ordered to pay one family more than $4 million.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones will face 2 judges in Connecticut next week
2 years ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay $49 million in Sandy Hook defamation trial

Alex Jones will pay over $4 million in compensatory damages and $45 million in punitive damages to parents of children killed during the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones ordered to pay $49 million in Sandy Hook defamation trial
2 years ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $45M in punitive damages

Alex Jones has been ordered to pay more than $45 million in punitive damages to Sandy Hook parents, a jury ordered Friday.
2 years ago
Alex Jones attempts to answer questions about his emails during trial at the Travis County Courthouse in Austin, Texas, Aug 3, 2022.
2 years ago

Alex Jones ordered to pay $4M to family of Sandy Hook victim

A Texas jury awarded the family of 6-year-old victim Jesse Lewis more than $4M in compensatory damages in their $150M defamation case against Jones.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones ordered to pay $4M to family of Sandy Hook victim
2 years ago

Jury orders Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million

A Texas jury ordered conspiracy theorist Alex Jones to pay more than $4 million in damages for peddling the lie that the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School was a hoax.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Jury orders Alex Jones to pay Sandy Hook parents more than $4 million
2 years ago

Alex Jones’ defamation trial nears end

ABC News chief investigative reporter Josh Margolin and legal contributor Terri Austin break down Alex Jones’ defamation trial.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones’ defamation trial nears end
2 years ago

Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shooting was ‘100% real’

The conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder admitted on the stand in front of victims’ families that the 2012 school shooting, which killed 26 students and teachers, was real.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Alex Jones admits Sandy Hook shooting was ‘100% real’