×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Skip to main content
Tags: alex jones | lawyer | performance | artist

Alex Jones' Lawyer: Fiery Radio Host Just a 'Performance Artist'

Alex Jones' Lawyer: Fiery Radio Host Just a 'Performance Artist'

Alex Jones is escorted by police outside Republican convention. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:56 AM

Alex Jones' lawyer said the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist is a "performance artist" whose true personality is nothing like the "Infowars" broadcaster's on-air persona.

The fiery commentator is embroiled in a child custody battle in Austin, Texas, reported The Associated Press, and attorney Randall Wilhite said at a pretrial hearing that evaluating Jones based on his on-air comments is like judging Jack Nicholson based on his role as the Joker in "Batman."

But Kelly Jones described her ex-husband as "not a stable person," according to the Austin American-Statesman. She said he is threatening toward others, noting homophobic comments he's made about Democratic U.S. Rep. Adam Schiff and a challenge to fight actor Alec Baldwin. He broadcasts from home, she said, and that exposes their children to his incendiary behavior.

Jury selection in the case began Monday and Kelly Jones is seeking sole or joint custody of the children, ages 14, 12 and 9.

Alex Jones began on public access television in Austin and his "Infowars" programming on radio, YouTube and other platforms draws millions of listeners.

Infowars.com, for instance, had 7.6 million global unique visitors from March 16 to April 14, according to Quantcast, which measures web audiences. Quantcast ranked Infowars.com 387th among all U.S. websites, not far behind Texas.gov, MLB.com and PBS.org.

Infowars.com has alleged that the Newtown, Connecticut, school shooting was a hoax and that the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks involved the federal government.

The Alex Jones YouTube channel has more than 2 million subscribers and more than 1.2 billion video views.

He drew praise from Donald Trump when Trump was a candidate for the White House, telling Jones in December 2015: "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."

But the judge overseeing the custody case, state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo, told lawyers last week that the focus of the trial must be on the Jones children.

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

Jones pays $43,000 a month to Kelly Jones, whom he divorced in 2015, the newspaper reported.

© Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


TheWire
Alex Jones' lawyer said the right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist is a "performance artist" whose true personality is nothing like the "Infowars" broadcaster's on-air persona.
alex jones, lawyer, performance, artist
348
2017-56-18
Tuesday, 18 April 2017 07:56 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved