Alex Jones asked a judge to allow him to take a $1.3 million paycheck from the bankrupt parent company of his Infowars site. This comes shortly after he was ordered to pay over $1.5 billion in damages to the families of the Sandy Hook shooting victims.

Before its bankruptcy, Free Speech Systems was paying Jones a $1.3 million salary. Since the company filed for bankruptcy in July, Jones has been receiving a biweekly pay of $20,000.

On Monday he asked a judge to restore his salary to the previous amount, as he’s unable to pay what he owes the families involved in the defamation suit. Judge Christopher Lopez said he didn’t have enough evidence to make a decisive ruling.

Lopez did, however, lift a stay that halted the families’ cases when Jones filed for personal bankruptcy earlier this month. The ruling allows the families to collect the damages despite Jones’ claims that he has less than $2 million to his name.

The judge will hear the issue again next month. A third trial regarding Jones’ comments will begin in the next two months in Texas brought by another family of a Sandy Hook victim.

Jones has responded to the charges against him by laughing about it on his show. He called the verdict “ridiculous.”

“Well of course I’m laughing at it,” he said. “It’d be like if you sent me a bill for a billion dollars in the mail. Oh man, we got you. It’s all for psychological effect… when they know full well the bankruptcy going on and all the rest of it, that it’ll show what I’ve got and that’s it, and I have almost nothing.”

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