Alex Jones’ personal spending is frustrating families who are trying to collect a $1.5 billion judgment against him for calling off 2012. Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting a hoax.
conspiracy theorist And the Infowars host is paying his wife Erica Wolf Jones $15,000 a month, according to the most recent expense report she filed in her bankruptcy case — a “fraudulent transfer” described by attorneys for the families of some shooting victims. ” Said payment. Jones says he is required under the prenuptial agreement.
In July, Jones spent $7,900 on housekeeping. He spent more than $6,300 for meals and entertainment, not including groceries, which totaled about $3,400 – or about $850 per week.
The second home, his Texas lake house, cost him about $6,700 that month, including maintenance and property taxes, while his vehicles and boats cost him $5,600, including insurance, maintenance and fuel.
His total personal expenses for July exceeded $93,000, up from about $75,000 in April, not including legal fees and other costs of his court cases, according to bankruptcy filing,
Christopher Mattei, a Connecticut attorney for the families, said, “It is disturbing that Alex Jones continues to spend money on extravagant household expenses and his extravagant lifestyle, when that money rightfully belongs to the families he has served for years.” “Spent 10 days in pain.” “The families remain concerned and will continue to fight these cases in court.”
In an August 29 court filing, attorneys for the families said that if Jones does not reduce his personal expenses to “reasonable” levels, they will ask the judge to stop him from “further squandering estate assets.” Appoint a trustee to oversee his or her spending, or have the bankruptcy case dismissed.
On his Infowars show Tuesday, Jones said he was doing nothing wrong.
“No matter what, I like going to nice restaurants. That’s my deal. I like to go on a few nice holidays a year, but I think I’ve earned a lot in this fight,” he said, urging his viewers to donate money towards his legal expenses.
Sandy Hook families last year won a nearly $1.5 billion judgment in lawsuits against Jones for repeatedly promoting a false theory that the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, killed 20 first-graders and six teachers. Well, that never happened.
Relatives of the victims testified at the trial harassed and threatened Jones’s followers, who sent threats and even personally confronted bereaved families, accused him of being a “crisis actor” who never had children.
However, raising the astronomical sum is proving to be a long battle.
When Jones filed for bankruptcy, it put a halt to the families’ efforts to collect $1.5 billion in state courts as federal bankruptcy court judges decide how much money Jones can actually owe his creditors.
Attorneys for the families have said in court that it has been difficult for them to track Jones’ finances because he owned multiple companies and had multiple dealings between those corporate entities.
Meanwhile, Jones is still broadcasting. He and his media company, Free Speech Systems, are seeking court approval for a new contract that would pay him $1.5 million a year plus incentive bonuses, up from his current $520,000-a-year salary. company also filed for bankruptcy Patronage last year.
Jones said Tuesday on InfoWars that he is more than $1 million in debt. If he gets a raise, he said, he will save about $300,000 a year after paying his legal bills.
“With all my expenses and things, it’s nothing,” he said. “And I don’t care about it. I’m wearing a shirt I bought eight years ago and I love it.”
Financial documents filed by Jones and his bankruptcy attorneys state that his personal net worth is approximately $14 million. His assets include a home worth $2.6 million, a farm worth $2.2 million, a lake house worth $1.8 million, a rental property worth $500,000, and four cars and two boats worth a total of more than $330,000. Court documents show that as of July 31, Jones had approximately $800,000 in his bank accounts.
Free Speech Systems, meanwhile, continues to earn cash from sales of nutritional supplements, survival supplies and other merchandise that it sells on Jones Infowars, bringing in about $2.5 million in revenue in July alone, Jones reports financially. According to which he has signed under penalty of perjury. The company’s total expenses that month were approximately $2.4 million.
Meanwhile, some of the Sandy Hook families have another lawsuit pending against Jones hide millions of dollars In an effort to protect your wealth. One of Jones’ attorneys called the allegations “ridiculous.”
jones, who is attractive $1.5 billion in lawsuit awards He sat down for testimony in the bankruptcy case against him Tuesday and Wednesday in his hometown of Austin, Texas, where Infowars is based.
On his show on Tuesday, he denied any financial impropriety.
“I’m no Lex Luthor when it comes to finances and life,” he said. “I mean, I’m a simple guy. “I work well at Mayberry RFD.”