Infowars host Alex Jones argues persona in custody dispute


Well, his lawyer is now arguing in court that Jones is simply "playing a character" just like "a performance artist".

A lawyer defending Jones, a the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist, in a child-custody dispute said Jones is a "performance artist" whose on-air persona differs from the private man. He broadcasts from home, she said, and that exposes their children to his incendiary behavior. "The children are there, watching him broadcast", Kelly Jones said.

Alex Jones is, depending on who you ask, the media's barrel-chested voice of reason in a world gone mad or a ranting, beet-faced lunatic whose calling card involves legitimizing outlandish conspiracy theories by screaming them as loudly as possible on his radio show, Infowars.

"He's playing a character", Wilhite said during the hearing, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Jones is the host of the Alex Jones Show, which is recorded in Austin. The judge said she would not allow one video in which JONES and controversial political operative ROGER STONE ranted against SCHIFF and JONES used a line from "TRUE GRIT" that warned a man he was about to be shot and killed, but she did allow another pair of clips to be used at trial.

She is seeking sole custody of their 14-year-old son and 9- and 12-year-old daughters.

Jones and his ex-wife, Kelly, are involved in a child custody case, and as the Austin American Statesman writes, a jury will have to determine if Jones's persona is fake or real-and if that should have a bearing on whether he gets custody of his children. Alex Jones is now remarried, and he and his wife are expecting another child any day.

Jones promotes the theory that "globalist" forces, including politicians and big business, are out to rob the US of its sovereignty, and that Trump will save the nation from this conspiracy.

Jones, with millions of followers, rose to new prominence during the 2016 election cycle after then-Republican frontrunner Donald Trump appeared on his broadcast in late-2015. His father has called the boy "a good little knight who's going to grow up, I know, to be a great fighter against the enemy".

"He's not a stable person", she reportedly told the court.

"This case is not about Infowars, and I don't want it to be about Infowars".