Alex Jones is now trying to invest money in his father’s supplements business

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A Texas bankruptcy court judge brought InfoWars back from the brink of death on Friday, a stunning decision that conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has used to make more money, naturally. This time, Jones is promoting a supplement company owned by his father.

Judge Christopher M. Lopez issued a split ruling last week, saying Jones could follow through on a plan requested by his lawyers and sell most of his assets to pay about $1.5 billion to the families of children and staff killed at Sandy Hook, as he repeatedly called the mass shooting a “hoax.”

Though Jones lost by default in defamation cases brought by Sandy Hook families in both Connecticut and Texas, the families have yet to receive a penny of the money owed them; Friday’s hearing was part of a long-awaited day of reckoning for the man they said was the biggest reason for spreading lies about their dead children and spreading hatred, threats and harassment toward their families.

But the judge rejected the bankruptcy plan, which would also have ended Free Speech Systems, the parent company of InfoWars, the 25-year-old media empire that made Jones the biggest face of conspiracy in America. The network will survive for now, though it’s unclear how long. Jones responded to the crisis in his usual way: by selling supplements, though this time with a peculiar twist.

As the bankruptcy proceedings dragged on, Jones effectively used his singular talent, urging his viewers to send money to an organization that he did not directly own, and thus was not accountable to the Sandy Hook families and their other creditors.

In recent weeks Jones has been on the air promoting a new supplement site, Dr. Jones Naturals. He says it is owned by his father, David Jones, a dentist. Alex Jones is urging people to spend their money there instead of or in addition to InfoWars’ in-house store. “My father is a sponsor, and he has a warehouse that he does not control that is full of products ready to ship to you,” Jones said on-air last week. A representative from Free Speech Systems also testified in court that InfoWars stopped ordering supplements for its in-house store several weeks ago, because it expected the store would soon close.

What Dr. Jones Naturals offers isn’t much different from what Infowars sells; it has the usual bouquet of colloidal silver products, a long-mocked cure-all in the natural health world, plus something called Rocket Rest, a product called Top Brain and, for the completist, a set of products called the Patriot Pack. There’s also a pack of “Super Silver Lozenges,” where a 2022 expiration date is shown on the product picture.

“This is clear fraud in bankruptcy court,” Chris Mattei, an attorney for the Connecticut families, told Wired, referring to Jones directing people to his father’s supplement website on-air. “He shouldn’t be moving assets around.”

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