Alex Jones has had custody of three of his children since his divorce in 2015 from wife Kelly. His children, aged 14, 12, and 9, not only live with him, but also are home when he broadcasts his show.
Jones’ attorney, Randall Wilhite, is arguing that Jones is “playing a character” and that he is not the unstable fringe lunatic in real life he is on Infowars. Rather, evaluating “Alex Jones as a father would be like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in Batman. He is a performance artist.” (Daily Beast)
His ex-wife, Kelly, however, stated:
“He’s not a stable person,” she said of the man with whom her 14-year-old son and 9- and 12-year-old daughters have lived since her 2015 divorce. “He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck. He wants J-Lo to get raped.
“I’m concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress,” she said, referring to his recent comments about California Democrat Adam Schiff. “He broadcasts from home. The children are there, watching him broadcast.” (Statesman)
Beginning today, a jury will determine whether Jones is actually the same person he appears to be on his show, or if he is in fact just playing a part. Either way, though, it seems this behavior could be extremely dangerous to the mental health of impressionable children. This is the same Alex Jones whose stories have led a man to enter a New York pizza shop with a gun to “investigate” a child sex trafficking ring. He has also insisted the Sandy Hook massacre was a hoax, and 9.11 was an inside job by the government. He was finally forced to apologize for Pizzagate in order to avoid a hefty lawsuit.
I remember vividly when I was twelve, I made the decision that I wanted to go and live with my father. It was not an easy thing to admit to my mother, and I knew it hurt her feelings, but it was the best thing for me given our circumstances. My father knew it, and he was prepared to fight for me if he had to. Fortunately, she realized all of this and let me go, eventually. But if someone had come along and told my father that his business situation made it impossible for him to have custody of me, I’m not sure he would have taken the time to blink before he did something to resolve it.
Every father I know puts his children first, well above his job. I do not know this judge, but if I were the judge, it would say a lot to me that Jones would rather argue to keep his insane show rather than walk into my courtroom ready and willing to give it up. The fact that he is so attached to it seems to indicate it is a distinct part of him.
Jones routinely claims on air that he is simply passionate because he is a human with “hot blood going through” his heart (RWW). Too bad he cannot say the same about being a parent.