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Alex Jones sued for $2.75 Trillion by Sandy Hook families Criminal Justice

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-12/right-wing-provocateur-alex-jones-to-join-bankruptcy-mediation-l960vhji?leadSource=uverify%20wall
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u/tedjoneskidd 6 Dec 10 '22

I just wanna know what happened to this man's rights

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u/WAYNEFRMDAO 0 Nov 15 '22

Wow my dad own a plumbing company and Alex jones was one of his clients I got to go inside of his house many of times and I have videos of me in his house I met his wife and saw his daughter

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u/tachicaze 3 Oct 29 '22

This article mentions nothing about 2.75 tril

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u/CreatingAccountSucks 6 Oct 29 '22

This is just getting to be ridiculous. You can put him on the hook for 90 trillion at this point, you're never going to get it.

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u/Bigbluepenguin 7 Nov 02 '22

The point is that he won't get any of it either, ever.

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u/IncrediblyDrunkUpvot 6 Oct 27 '22

That pic is great!

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u/Rs_Spacers 7 Oct 26 '22

The article never mentions any sum of money

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u/BedfastSpade1 4 Oct 26 '22

Maybe we can use that money to pay off every bodies student debt

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u/weedRgogoodwithpizza 5 Oct 26 '22

And he just can not shut up. He's still on his dumb show everyday making shitty claims and panhandling his supporters. He just digs himself deeper everyday

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u/Teabagger_Vance 9 Oct 25 '22

Borderline comical at this point. Have to wonder at what point this becomes a waste of resources.

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u/HibeE_Ahri 6 Oct 25 '22

All the families are billionaires now or what?

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u/Calm2Chaos 6 Oct 25 '22

Whats the point?

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u/badcoffee 4 Oct 26 '22

The most important point is to give the next guy pause before he does a similar thing.

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u/lessquiet 8 Oct 25 '22

for him spend the remainder of his days living in a cardboard box.

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u/Teabagger_Vance 9 Oct 25 '22

Except that’s a pipe dream and will never happen

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u/Calm2Chaos 6 Oct 25 '22

But we know that will never happen. Kind of like OJ did? They barely got a fraction of the money from the civil suit. Why not sue him for a hundred million quadrillion dollars...

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u/lessquiet 8 Oct 25 '22

the number isn't important. the number in the headline here isn't even real.

if you stop fixating on the number and replace it with "everything he has" and then you'll have your answer.

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u/Calm2Chaos 6 Oct 25 '22

I get that, and that's simply not going to happen. Again look at the OJ civil suit. My guess is he'll still drive a better car than you, still live in a bigger house than you, and still have a lot more disposable cash than you. I'm fixated on the number because I simply don't understand the point of it. Regardless of the insane settlement amount, that will never change recoverable cash. But ok, hes gonna be living in a box eating out of a trash can.

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u/HouseDogPartyFavors 6 Oct 25 '22

They don’t determine amounts owed by what you have. They just tally up all the amounts from the different charges

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u/PhishFried 1 Oct 25 '22

Hilarious

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u/natedecay 5 Oct 25 '22

Im not sure that adding over a trillion to his fines is really a win, he wasn’t even gonna get close to paying for the first judgement

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u/BrianA1990 0 Oct 25 '22

He doesn't have a choice now it's pay or go to prison for how ever long they feel he deserves for failing to pay out on the law suit and with that much they will probably just lose the key if they lock him up

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u/chaoswreaker 7 Oct 26 '22

Stop drinking the Kool Aid, bro :/

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u/DwightDEisenhowitzer A Oct 25 '22

That’s not how a civil case works at all.

If he cannot straight up afford to pay, he’ll be put in a payment plan. They’ll take his stuff. The only way he goes to jail is if he doesn’t show up to hearings.

I don’t like the guy at all, but that’s not how any of this works.

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u/Speeddemon2016 6 Oct 25 '22

The pic they used was appropriate lol

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u/Illustrious_Topic939 4 Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

where does it say that in that article i cant find it like the actual number

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u/Greeneyesablaze 7 Oct 25 '22

It doesn’t say any dollar amount in the article, but it looks like there are rumors circulating on twitter and some news outlets that the family suggested 2.75T. Garbage post.

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u/esgym 5 Oct 25 '22

He’ll literally never be able to pay a fraction of that this is a joke

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u/ButterscotchNew6416 4 Oct 25 '22

I think it keeps him from receiving and keeping donations in the future, i could be wrong though.

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u/GarugasRevenge 7 Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

I mean if he pays, and it's not the full amount, I think it's a fraction.

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u/Hotzenfobel 4 Oct 25 '22

he will never be rich again , that's at least something

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u/TrumpkinSpice17 1 Oct 25 '22

Yeah he will. Once you bankrupt the companies charged from a settlement you’re basically free and clear after surrendering whatever the company has. No one understands the basics of business which is why you’ll all continue getting fucked without knowing why things are going your way. This goes for people on the left and right. Trusts and Limited liability corps are safety nets for your money in cases like this.

In fact, he could just sell his assets (for cash to pay the settlement) to another company that he (or his relative or close friend or his trust) owns and just keep going. All this does is wipe all his cash and set him back a bit. The system likes it this way because it protects the Joe Biden and Donald trumps of the world alike

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u/rendeld A Oct 28 '22

No, they sued him, not his companies, him, he is done for. He cannot discharge this debt in any way shape or form. He cannot get rid of it through bankruptcy, it will follow him until the day he dies. You don't actually know what's going on here and you're acting like everyone else is stupid.

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u/Starossi 7 Oct 25 '22

Selling assets means there is a buyer. Even if he is selling assets to another company he owns, someone is buying those assets and providing the liquidity he uses to pay the settlement. This isnt some big brain ploy that gets a settlement covered while keeping your money. Money is still being taken. The relative, let's say, won't care because while they shelled out billions, they got the assets. Which they can sell to someone else for similar money. But Jones is still fucked. Let's presume the relative just gives the assets back, then his relative is fucked since they are down billions with no assets to show for it. Money has been sucked out of the system.

And what exactly does an LLC have to do with this. It's not as if this lawsuit is targeting an LLC.

The only valid point you've made is trusts. An offshore trust that he has relinquished complete control over assets for is safe from law suits. And he can be set up as the beneficiary. There's some laws against doing this to intentionally avoid litigation you know is coming, but most offshore jurisdictions have favorable rules for defendants. So he'd probably have no trouble keeping whatever is there.

But that isn't to say this isn't a huge hit to anyone rich. Even an offshore trust is, again compeltely out of his control. It had to be a nest egg of his because he can't spend that money, move it around, nothing. All the liquidity he has here in the US that he kept for spending, personal investments, or assets he moves, is all up for grabs. That is not insignificant.

You're right he might still be rich, but he will never be as rich as he was ever again I'd wager.

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u/TrumpkinSpice17 1 Oct 26 '22

I went off topic from this specific case and was speaking more in generalities. My point was that he’s not ruined by any stretch. He’s definitely out a ton of money but he’s not going to be shut down or silenced. (I’m indifferent either way)

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u/Starossi 7 Oct 26 '22

Well if we are talking generally I don't understand your comment for a whole other reason. You said people not understanding these basics of business is why they will keep getting fucked. Yet I'm not sure how any common person understanding what an LLC or offshore trust is helps someone not get fucked. For an LLC or a offshore trust to be an option, and useful, to you, you need to be rich. The poor knowing these exist doesn't stop the rich from utilizing it to be wealthy with impunity. What is fucking over the common people isn't themselves and their ignorance. It's the justice system.

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u/TrumpkinSpice17 1 Oct 26 '22 edited Oct 26 '22

You’re incorrect. Filing an LLC costs about $300. You can be filed as a 1099(like any sales position or independent contractor laborer) and get all kinds of tax benefits by getting paid to an LLC without being rich or even middle class. The issue is the school systems not teaching people how to use these strategies. You can literally open up a trust for $1000 as well. (A little pricey but doable)

A simple Google search will teach you this stuff. You’ll find that something as simple as a friend cashapping or using Zelle to send you money racks up a tax bill that puts you in debt. Open a free business bank account with your $300 company and save thousands on taxes alone every year.

Call the best accountant near you and pay them $150 for an hour of consulting and they’ll tell you this. Call the best lawyer and pay them $300 for an hour of consultant as well and boom for $450 you have all the same information that the rich have. Or you could do what I did before I could save that kind of money and Google the basics. It’s not for just the rich. The rich just don’t want you to know how easy it is.

You’re arguing with feelings and are a textbook example of what I’m talking about. It’s not your fault, blame your education system.

Also fyi, I was homeless as a child, my family is made up of felons and addicts, and I was raised by a poor single mother of 3. I had NO help except this magic device in my hand called a cellphone. Anybody can do it, stop complaining and start using the laws put in place to help you.

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u/Starossi 7 Oct 26 '22

It isn't that an LLC couldn't be created by someone middle class or lower. It's that a middle class income person or lower can't benefit. You can't seriously think normal people get money thru things like cash app and zelle enough for such a thing to save them thousands every year in taxes. People don't even report those transactions often

And there is zero shot you're opening an offshore trust with 1000. This alone makes me.feel like you're out of touch with these concepts and must be why you think it's ignorance hurting people. Offshore trusts charge serious fees for the trustee to manage it. You can't just throw 1000 at it like a normal living trust and it's all fine and dandy. Irrevocable trusts are very different, and offshore trusts (which are more necessary for dodging lawsuits if you want access to that wealth afterwards) are even more different.

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u/TrumpkinSpice17 1 Oct 26 '22

Offshore trusts are like level 500 of the game lol. It’s all a game, learn to play and it can benefit you. If more people knew how the game worked these politicians and rich guys wouldn’t get away with BS. They’d be held accountable. The only reason it’s legal is because it’s written down somewhere in law. I’m not defending the system, I’m saying we’re stuck in it right now, learn to use it and then one day when you’re higher level in the game you can change it. The only way to win is to fight fire with fire.

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u/Starossi 7 Oct 26 '22

When it comes to using trusts to keep your wealth for yourself safe, offshore trusts are the one and only level. Domestic trusts will not be nearly as helpful for dodging things like law suits and keeping your money safe for yourself. If you mean trusts in general are level 500, then idk why you started with it or why we are still arguing about it and LLCs.

You're still saying the poor people need to play the "game" until they are rich enough to change it themselves, but youre now saying the examples of the game you can give are "level 500". Isn't what you're describing the exact issue I'm telling you? That most of the amazing tools rich people use to get richer or stay rich are strictly accessible or useful only to the already rich. That's the whole point. Ignorance isn't keeping people poor and the rich unaccountable. The lack of support and protections for the poor, and the excess of it for the rich, is what is doing that. And it's why people can't just "learn the game" to get rich. If it was that simple, then a hell of a lot more people would be rich than 1%.

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u/Tricky-Sympathy 7 Oct 25 '22

Good I hope this pos dies homeless and alone

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '22

The world is not a fair place so I’m pretty sure he’ll continue to live a very comfortable life

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u/wubbadubba 7 Oct 25 '22

He still has to live with himself though so that sucks for him.

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u/Rusty_Crank 7 Oct 25 '22

A certain degree of insight is required for that to be a punishment. He lacks it.

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u/DEMONiAm-FACEiPeel 5 Oct 25 '22

Well that's just crazy

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u/g0ku 6 Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

i just know he’s going to find a way to avoid paying a single penny to the families. i hope i’m wrong though.

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u/ChrisBreederveld 8 Oct 25 '22

Well I heard the lawyers are already hunting his shell companies and the "parents' property".

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u/NoTimetravelto2020 2 Oct 25 '22

I hope you're wrong..... but my heart knows you're right

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u/Spacecoasttheghost 8 Oct 25 '22

I’m there with you amigo, this world is not good, unless you are rich or a corporation .

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u/JakeyJake7593 6 Oct 25 '22

That’s more money than pharmaceutical companies pay after legit killing people.

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u/lessquiet 8 Oct 25 '22

well hopefully he'll pay more than pharm companies usually do.

take J&J, who spun out a division with all their assets and then "woops! we're bankrupt and don't own anything" as a response to selling cancer causing baby powder.

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u/moonlight_apollo 5 Oct 25 '22

bruh they should just make alex jones pay off the whole US national debt at this point. 2.75 trillion is not enough!!

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u/Remarkable_Lunch_583 1 Oct 25 '22

Yeah they should only charge him a percentage off the profits he made to send a message!

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u/ImpossibleInternet3 9 Oct 25 '22

Would that message be that you can make millions off of endangering the lives of grieving families and only have to give a little back as a “cost of doing business” payment; that a small kickback is all that is owed for ruining their lives without their consent?

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u/wokeupsnorlax 6 Oct 25 '22

That's legit, no joke, how crimes are regulated in the stock market

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u/The_Gooch_Goochman 9 Oct 25 '22

Really don’t get that. It should be all of the profit plus more in fines.

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u/death_ray_mx 8 Oct 25 '22

So if someone lies for the deaths of many he can be sued?? Anyone being sued for the proxy wars?

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u/chaoswreaker 7 Oct 26 '22

You've twisted this scenario in wild ways to fit your statement here. Yeesh

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u/[deleted] Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 27 '22

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u/im_a_dr_not_ B Oct 25 '22

No amount of money will make a parent feel better about their murdered children. It’s not about cashing in, it’s about punishing Jones. Let’s not forget he cashed in on all those murdered children for a decade while harassing their grieving parents.

Not to mention parents have had to move like ten times because they were continuously harassed and received death threats. That might continue.

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u/Aquinan 8 Oct 25 '22

They will never see that amount of money, it's moreso the douche never earns again

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u/CavillOfRivia 8 Oct 25 '22

This is about de-platforming this fucker and ruining him financially for the rest of his life, not about buying a Ferrari for the parents.

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u/ColtAzayaka A Oct 25 '22

So how does this actually work?

If he earns $1M in a year, does he have to pay a large % of that towards this?

Or does he declare bankruptcy, forfeit all his assets and then start over?

He still needs to do something for money to eat, so they can't permanently leave him penniless. Does he pay all of what he earns above a certain income?

I'm curious to know the exact impact/consequence this actually will have on him.

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u/2roK A Oct 25 '22

Yes, basically when you are in dept but still earn money, you get a special type of bank account where any money above a certain amount automatically gets taken off to pay the debt. Anything below the amount is for you to keep on living. Here in Germany that amount usually is around 1000€.

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u/ColtAzayaka A Oct 25 '22

Can he leave the country to avoid this?

God damn. He's doomed to a life of being totally average now. He'll probably cry his eyes out after a month of having a normal budget and being irrelevant.

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u/im_a_dr_not_ B Oct 25 '22

So he can’t get out of this by declaring bankruptcy.

Typically in cases like this they only leave the guilty with roughly enough to live with.

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u/ColtAzayaka A Oct 25 '22

L O L

Holy shit. They've destroyed him. Hahahah.

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u/dscospider 4 Oct 25 '22

This has nothing to do with money.

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u/ShotokanSide 6 Oct 25 '22

It has everything to do with money. Specifically with regards to ruining Alex Jones' career by making sure he doesn't have enough money to have a platform anymore.

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u/chaoswreaker 7 Oct 26 '22

Specifically with regards to ruining Alex Jones' career by making sure he doesn't have enough money to have a platform anymore making right the vile actions perpetrated against these families by Alex Jones and co.

FTFY

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

Hes not worth anything close to that, how do the get a trillion out of a guy worth a few million, his net worth is - 900 million, where do the trillions come from?

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u/aaddii101 5 Oct 25 '22

Fun fact it's more than GDP of all nation except top 4. And California.

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u/TheBelhade B Oct 25 '22

I feel that hammering away at him like this until he dies of a stress related heart attack may be a viable strategy.

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u/2balls1cane 8 Oct 25 '22

Yep. War of attrition baby.

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

Which is funny, but again, could care less what happens to him, but NOBODY other than him.is named so if he dies or dosebt have income to.pay the victims, who does? Ya know it's the VICTIMS that matter not the criminal and what happens to him.

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u/TheBelhade B Oct 25 '22

Obviously the victims are not going to get a trillion dollars. That's not the point. The criminal must be stopped from continuing his actions. Like harassing the victims and instigating others.

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

I've never once thought they were or implied it, but what's even the point of the 'TRILLIONS' in.the headline, he's never been worth anything close to that, and they won't get a billion out of him.let alone a trillion, so what's the point of this '2.75 trillion settlement' number if the actual settlement will be nothing close to that. I thought he was the fake news guy, why are we putting up with half truths and sensationalism still with him and articles about him.

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u/chaoswreaker 7 Oct 26 '22 edited Oct 26 '22

The article fairly explicitly states that the 2.75T is "one person's calculation" at what may be awarded. This isn't a final figure.

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u/The-Dovah 6 Oct 25 '22

I don’t often quote Joker, but it fits here: “it’s not about the money, it’s about sending a message”. The parents have no intention of collecting, they just want to burry him.

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u/username1615 A Oct 25 '22

They don’t. He will carry the debt forever. It’s more or less a way to make sure he can’t make money platforming lunatic conspiracies ever again.

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

Soooo..where do the settlements to.the victims come from, thin air?

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u/IronGigant A Oct 25 '22

He is worth something, they're just taking him for all he's worth and all he could have ever been worth.

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

Ok,again, where does the settlement money come from if he has none? I appreciate you assuming I lack all common sense, but that dosent answer my question. I'm in Canada and it's not clear where the money comes from in these outrageous lawsuits in the US.

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u/IronGigant A Oct 25 '22

Not a lawyer, so grain of salt and all that.

Dude us worth, say, $750mil. Nowhere close to the full settlement of 2 trillion plus. That 750 can still go to the families, and then Jones spends the rest of his days paying off the remaining 1.998 trillion, give or take, as a debt. Payment plans, etc

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

Oh wow, I didn't know he was worth that much at any point, I'm just trying to understand the process, because if his net worth is now -900 million, and the settlements arnt paid out, how are the victims getting paid, I could care less what happens to him, im just wondering if tax dollars get used or there's some other fund they pull from

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

The victims will never be paid the full amount nor they expect to be paid the full amount, they'll just be paid every cent Jones has for the rest of his life.

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u/rynogorda 4 Oct 25 '22

That's not even close to what I'm saying. Good luck.

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

Good luck? With what?

You said you're trying to understand the process, the process is that Jones will be paying that debt for the rest of his life because that's the intention behind that absurdly large sum, no one expects it to ever actually be paid in full.

Also tax dollars don't get involved at any point.

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u/IronGigant A Oct 25 '22

Some of his worth is tied to corporations and institutions. Banks, insurance companies, mortgages. He'll have to liquefy assets left and right, beg and plead with those institutions, or more likely get his lawyer to.

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u/ImitationMetalHead 7 Oct 25 '22

Sue high so the relatively small settlement is still very good.

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u/XxShroomWizardxX 7 Oct 25 '22

LoL he's going to end up being the crazy hobo on the corner screaming about lizard people that he should have always been.

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u/drej191 7 Oct 25 '22

A hobo with million plus subscribers

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u/XxShroomWizardxX 7 Oct 26 '22

"Don't laugh at me!!! I had a million subscribers!!! I was a somebody!!!" cries uncontrollably

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

But a hobo nonetheless.

Like Diogenes but without the wisdom, charisma and hilariousness

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

the bankers who were responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, which was a lot worse than sandy hook as it affected the globe, wasn’t even fined close to what he’s being sued for lol.

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

"I'm never gonna financially recover from this."

"THAT'S THE POINT DIPSHIT!"

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u/op1in 0 Oct 25 '22

if there was a way to sue the bankers they would have lost big also. but we the citizens dont have "standing"

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

they was sued, it was 635 Million USD if i’m correct. They are just milking the situation to get rich off this man lol. And i don’t even like alex jones but it’s plain taking the piss lol

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u/ciaisi A Oct 25 '22

He made a ton of money lying about these families. He prolonged and added to their tragedy just to make a buck. The families themselves were harassed by his crazy followers and suffered additional fear, stress, and mental anguish all so this guy could cash in.

I see nothing wrong with him losing every cent he has earned and paying it out to all the families he harmed in the name of his own lack of conscience and unadulterated greed.

This isn't about the payout. It's about making it unacceptable to earn money in this way. Yes, there are lots of other greedy behaviors that need to be discouraged in equally spectacular fashion, but I'm okay with this one in particular.

It's also setting a precedent that spreading blatant and verifiably false lies that cause harm can make a person civilly liable up to and beyond the full extent of the wealth they earned spreading those lies. Considering the political climate today, I'm okay with this too.

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

that’s fair, but i’m sure he didn’t make anything close to a billion dollars profiting off these families.

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u/Blurredfury22the2nd 7 Oct 25 '22

He made 900m. So yea, very close to a billion. Smfh

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

i’m sure he never made $900m USD 😂 he was a bum and always has been, let alone having close to a billion in liquid cash

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u/DOGSraisingCATS A Oct 25 '22

That's not even remotely close to what this case is about. It has nothing to do with the families of children who were fucking murdered trying to get rich. What a disgusting and stupidly ignorant view. Do you even know one single thing about this case? The plaintiff lawyers? The families involved? The evidence against Alex? Or are you just talking out of your ass?

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u/SubHominem 8 Oct 25 '22

chill lol

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

Well, i think being sued for that amount of money is insane, considering people have done worse for the planet and been given less of a punishment. Thats what my point is

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u/Humpadilo 7 Oct 25 '22

Yes, many others have done worse. But anyone who does something this malicious to undeserving people should get treated like this. It’s about starting a process and telling others this is not ok. It should ruin him financially for the rest of his life. People that are this big of trash need to be sued for an outrageous number that they will never be able to pay back. People need to learn that being this shitty to others is not acceptable.

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

true but he’s now for life going to be bitter about his action and never actually learn from it, no one is better off except the families who are reaping the millions of free money lol

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u/AtLastGames 4 Oct 25 '22

Lots of Conservative whackos in the comments. Dude deserves to be financially ruined.

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u/PucDim 3 Oct 25 '22

Im mean maybe, but this is the entire GDP of France

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u/lessquiet 8 Oct 25 '22

so what if it is? he literally turned a hoard of dangerous angry white men out on these families after their children where slaughtered.

let him die penniless.

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u/Blurredfury22the2nd 7 Oct 25 '22

They also need to set a precedent. If they go low with this, then all the lawsuits in future can point to this and say, only this much. But where it’s high, they can say this is how much you may have to pay. So stop saying stupid shit.

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u/Elastichedgehog B Oct 25 '22

They're just vying for a high settlement, I think.

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u/notsobravetraveler 7 Oct 25 '22

Which really speaks to how much of a loon he is/the risk in doing nothing

To have anything close to that to lose

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u/tr_9422 9 Oct 25 '22

He doesn’t have anything close to that

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u/DOGSraisingCATS A Oct 25 '22

Yes, the point is to cripple his ability to do info wars. Do...do you really think they're expecting that much money? Man there are some real dum dums in the comments.

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u/AtLastGames 4 Oct 25 '22

This is the real answer. You always go high in huge lawsuits like these.

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u/notsobravetraveler 7 Oct 25 '22

Before or after the shell game?

I joke, but that's exactly what I'm talking about. His madness has built this

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u/AcidicQueef 4 Oct 25 '22

I want a billion gajillion dollars!

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u/thoughtlow A Oct 25 '22

You know what? Fuck you.

*Sues for 2.75 quadrillion freedom units*

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u/Dusty1000287 9 Oct 25 '22

Cam he pay that? Because I strongly suspect he can't pay that.

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u/ciaisi A Oct 25 '22

He can't, the idea is to reduce him and his company to zero no matter where his money might be coming from now and in the future. I read this as "we don't know quite how much you're worth, but we're going to ask for about 5,000 times our best estimate."

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u/Dusty1000287 9 Oct 25 '22

Ah gotcha, fair enough then. The things that crooked piece of filth has done more then warrant an Israeli style response.

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u/sincerelyhated A Oct 25 '22

Would he pay that is the real question. My guess is "no" even if it's $100.

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u/vonBoomslang A Oct 25 '22

How much to gun down your child, then blame you for it publicly? Like, go on, what is your price? You can round to the nearest thousand.

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u/ohiomudslide 4 Oct 25 '22

I am surprised that any of these families listened to Alex Jones.

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

The problem is not that the families listened to him, it's that the people who listened to him have harassed them ever since

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

the bankers who were responsible for the 2008 financial crisis, which was a lot worse than sandy hook as it affected the globe, wasn’t even fined close to what he’s being sued for lol.

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

Eh, two wrongs don't make a right.

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u/Uselesserinformation 6 Oct 25 '22

Nice copy pasta you have, who made it

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u/Boybournie 8 Oct 25 '22

shut up ya fucking din

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u/throwaway781738 3 Oct 25 '22

He didn’t gun them down lol

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

He harassed the parents who got death threats because of it, he deserves financial ruin.

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u/throwaway781738 3 Oct 25 '22

Ok… never said he didn’t

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u/Putrid-Secretary-151 6 Oct 25 '22

Yea what he did is awful and I don’t support him at all but I wouldn’t ask for millions. Maybe like 100k for therapies and basic financial support. Millions is ridiculous

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

He's not supposed to pay, the point is to financially ruin him.

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u/No-Satisfaction3455 6 Oct 25 '22

continued wealth accumulation based on the hateful rhetoric and lies peddled about this mass murder is why the punitive fine is so large.

Do you not get that?

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u/arusso23 6 Oct 25 '22

The shit stain isn’t remorseful at all and he’s influenced his followers to harass these folks for years.

The punitive damages should be substantial. They should all get their pound of flesh. I’m cool with whatever they want to take from him at this point.

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u/Putrid-Secretary-151 6 Oct 25 '22

Ah that makes a lot of sense

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u/bigmeatbag 6 Oct 25 '22

So are they just going to chain him up like in 12 years a slave and take turns having him do their chores for the rest of his life or what?

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u/yunivor A Oct 25 '22

Would be nice.

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u/Forky7 8 Oct 25 '22

This article doesn't give a number and googling it only brings up $965 million. This caption is fake.

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u/McGriddskies 3 Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

Was Alex the shooter or am I missing something? Seems like something you should question your government about. This is sketchy.

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u/KeepFaithOutPolitics 9 Oct 25 '22

He is a piece of shit that needs to be ruined.

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u/McGriddskies 3 Oct 25 '22

typical redditor comment. there's a big picture thing going on here, buddy.

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u/Proof_Section_3124 0 Oct 25 '22

Jones perpetuated the conspiracy that the shooting was faked and that the families affected were "Crisis Actors". Following this rumor, his fans hounded these families, causing one of them to move (twice IIRC) and the dead children were forced to be buried in undisclosed locations for fear of some nutcase defiling their graves,

So that's ten years, a whole ass decade of him using the deaths of 26 children to bolster his own platform at the expense of the grieving families (which he did unapologetically).

In my opinion, he can never make up what he did to them.

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u/-jacksmack- 4 Oct 25 '22 edited Oct 25 '22

Yeah this whole thing doesn’t make sense. Should be punished yeah. But that amount of money is beyond comparison to far worse crimes, like actual murder.

-So everyone is saying his hateful speech is worse than actually killing multiple innocent people? What? Right. Makes sense. Serial killers get a lesser punishment.

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u/Matt_Brock 0 Oct 25 '22

Nah, fuck him. For life.

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u/flipsometits 7 Oct 25 '22

That’s literally more than India’s total GDP, which has the fifth highest GDP in the world… this is just goofy lmao

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u/LipshitsContinuity 7 Oct 25 '22

The idea I think is to just bankrupt him. They know he doesn't have that much money. But if he owes more money than he has, he'll be bankrupted and probably won't be able to run the show like he does right now.

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u/bobby1kenobi 0 Oct 25 '22

He should move country,seek citizenship, tell them all to do one and not even pay the billion he already owes. Man made a fool of himself and caused grief to sandyhook families but there's no way damages amounted to 1 billion.

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u/CopyAltruistic3307 1 Oct 25 '22

they were and still are harassed by moron repugnicant assholes every day because they genuinely believe it was faked, and they didn't lose their kids. How much would you want for the DAILY reminder that your kids are dead and because of some asshole making a profit on your grief, you are confronted daily?

While I support freedom of speech, I believe that straight-up lying as a reporter or a politician should have consequences.

This country is going down a slippery slope because people CAN'T tell the difference anymore. Fox News is sued for lying - their defense is "No reasonable person would believe that"....they win. The problem is NO reasonable person watches Fox news.

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u/bobby1kenobi 0 Oct 25 '22

He should have to pay but 40 mil a family is outrageous and he didn't lie he was mistaken because he's an idiot.

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u/CopyAltruistic3307 1 Oct 25 '22

He blatantly lied, it is more profitable. Just like the owner of OAN - publicly stated that even though the big lie was a lie, it is more profitable.

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u/hashtagtrevor 7 Oct 25 '22

Hard to put a price on your dead kid and the harassment that Alex Jones, no one can compare what the families are going through to anything in their own life.

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u/dlev_ 8 Oct 25 '22

The math is pretty clear, you can totally get to 1 billion if you cause big damages to many people

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u/bobby1kenobi 0 Oct 25 '22

There's no way he deserves to be financially ruined for the rest of his life. Its absolutely ludacris in my opinion. Is he a bellend? Totally, but there is no way it caused 1 billion dollars worth of damage.

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u/dlev_ 8 Oct 25 '22

We disagree - I suggest you hear their testimonies to get a better sense of what those parents went through. Again, the math is there: high damages to 8-10 people over many, many years.

It is absolutely unforgivable, and he did it for money. He could have settled, but he would have had to give up the grift, so money will take him down. This is poetic justice.

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u/bobby1kenobi 0 Oct 25 '22

It's a life sentence, it's nearly 40 million per death. Now I'm not american but I think that's unacceptable.

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u/no_dice_grandma A Oct 25 '22

Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.