Alex Jones Political Views During Custody Trial
On-air radio personality and political commentator Alex Jones has been
going through a custody battle with his ex-wife, Kelly Jones. The case
involves the three minor-children of the parties. Alex Jones has had sole
legal custody of the three children since the time of the parties’
In Texas, custody trials are conducted before juries. In almost every other
jurisdiction, including Kansas, a sole judge determines the outcome of the case.
Attorneys for Kelly Jones have tried to make the case about Alex Jones’
extreme political views. Alex Jones’ lawyers have tried to keep
his political statements out of the courtroom. The judge has disallowed
most of the political statements to be heard by the jury.
Alex Jones frequently makes controversial statements on his Infowars program,
including claims that Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are possessed by
demons and smell of sulfur.
His remarks are also known for taking a turn into the unseemly when he
covers liberal celebrities, including a promise to 'break' Alec
Baldwin's neck and telling Jennifer Lopez to go to Somalia, where
she will be 'gang-raped so fast it’ll make your head spin.'
More recently, on March 30, he called Rep. Adam Schiff a 'c**ksucker'
and a 'fairy' after Schiff, the ranking Democrat on the House
Intelligence Committee, called for an investigation into Trump's Russia
ties. He then threatened to 'beat' Schiff's 'goddamn a**,'
before paraphrasing John Wayne in True Grit: 'You got that you goddamn
son of a b***h? Fill your hand.' (During his trial, Jones has retracted
these statements on his Infowar program, saying such statements are his
All three of those instances were cited by Kelly Jones as reasons why her
husband is 'not a stable person' who should be entrusted with
But Jones's lawyer said that the claims aimed at his client were absurd
- as ridiculous as judging Jack Nicholson's character based on his
performance as the Joker in Tim Burton's 1989 Batman movie.
Judge Naranjo said she had never heard of Jones before he appeared in her
court, and listened to clips of Infowars episodes to decide whether they
could be heard in court.
The judge allowed two clips - one of him smoking marijuana in California,
where it is legal, and one of him bringing his son onto the show.
In the latter clip, first broadcast in July 2015, when his son was 12,
Jones invites his son to play a video - one of 15-20 he had made with
the Infowars team who had 'taken him under their wing'.
'He is undoubtedly cut out for this, and I intend for him to eclipse
what I’ve done,' Jones said. 'He's a way greater person
than I was at 12. 'I love you so much, and I didn't mean to get
you up here, sweetheart, and tell people how much I love you, but you're
so handsome, and you're a good little knight who's going to grow
up, I know, to be a great fighter against the enemy.'
After all the evidence was presented, the jury returned a verdict—resulting
in a victory for Kelly Jones. The jury restored joint legal custody to
the parties, but gave Kelly Jones the exclusive right to determine where
the children will live most of the time. It is expected that she will
choose that they live with her.
custody battles and divorce cases in Kansas are only heard by judges, they can still be dramatic.
However, it is best if drama can be avoided if possible. It makes sense
to resolve cases sensibly. There is of course a time to be litigious,
especially when the other side isn’t being reasonable, but you don’t
want to fight just for the sake of fighting.
Johnson County judges have heard arguments again and again. Appearing hostile without
reason doesn’t help your case with them.