Alex Jones, a conspiracy theorist, has requested a $1.3 million annual salary from the bankrupt parent company of his website Infowars.
Jones and his company, Free Speech Systems LLC, filed for bankruptcy after being ordered to pay $1.5 billion in damages to the families of the 2012 Sandy Hook mass shooting for falsely claiming the massacre was a hoax.
Jones previously received a $1.3 million salary from Free Speech Systems before the bankruptcy.
Jones' attorney has requested that the judge restore his salary to its previous level.
1Jones' current salary is $20,000 biweekly, a significant reduction from his previous salary.
Free Speech Systems' monthly revenue has decreased to $1.9 million from pre-bankruptcy levels of $6-7 million.
The attorney for the Sandy Hook families opposes Jones' request for an increased salary.
The judge has said he is "open to increasing" Jones' pay but needs more evidence before making a ruling.
Jones has previously claimed that the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School was staged as part of a government plot to seize Americans' guns, but has since acknowledged that the shooting occurred.
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