Courts have ordered Jones to pay $1.5 billion to the relatives of 20 students and six staff members killed in the 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has requested a U.S. judge to convert his bankruptcy into a Chapter 7 liquidation, abandoning efforts to settle significant legal judgments related to his false claims about the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre.

Jones’ attorneys stated there is “no reasonable prospect of a successful reorganization” of his debts, mostly stemming from $1.5 billion awarded in defamation lawsuits. A Chapter 7 liquidation would streamline the sale of his assets under a court-appointed trustee but wouldn’t absolve him of paying the legal judgments.

Texas and Connecticut courts ordered Jones to pay $1.5 billion to the families of Sandy Hook victims. Although bankruptcy can eliminate debts, the judge ruled in October that Jones’ defamation verdicts cannot be legally dischargeddue to their nature as “willful and malicious injury.”

On his show, Jones claimed the Sandy Hook families aimed to shut down his broadcasts with “a made-up kangaroo court debt.” The families, who suffered years of threats and harassment due to Jones’ conspiracy theories, unanimously rejected his $55 million bankruptcy settlement offer and proposed their own liquidation plan. The court will consider their proposal on June 14.

Jones prefers a lower-cost, more streamlined liquidation process, as his initial Chapter 11 filing proved costly with little benefit.