Alex Jones, of InfoWars, lost a custody battle against his wife for his children on Thursday night. The trial not only put to question the future of his visitation with his children, but delved into the legitimacy of InfoWars.
The results of the trial are that they have joint custody of the kids, but his wife, Kelly Jones, gets to decide who the children will live with. The jury voted 10-2 in favor of Kelly. This was the result of a 9-day trial.
The three children were living with Alex before this trial. Their mother saw them only five times so far this year.
People took his persona on InfoWars as the man he is in his personal life, which is not case. he is a loving father that is soft-spoken and very devoted to his children. Life on camera and off camera are not the same, and it takes some people time to realize that.
The ex-wife’s lawyer even tried to bring a few videos from the InfoWars show into evidence, but luckily, the judge ruled them as inadmissible.
The attorneys did manage to bring up the clips in court, saying that Alex is not a positive role model for the children, particularly for the 14-year old son.
From Daily Beast:
Regardless, the jury and assorted onlookers have been treated to a healthy dose of an Alex Jones, who in real life—in the courtroom, without cameras—does, in fact, bear a strong resemblance to the on-air dynamo who brought us “Hillary for Prison” and the infamous gay frogs rant. Under cross-examination, he spoke not only about George Soros and overly potent marijuana, but also his taste for zebra meat and canned exotic game hunts, and confirmed that a big bowl of hot Texas chili caused him to forget details about his kids’ lives, which he’d referenced in his deposition.
Jones’ trial took place at the Travis County courthouse in downtown Austin, not too far from Anderson High School in the Northwest Hills neighborhood, where he graduated in 1993. Just a few years after graduating, he became one of a number of oddballs on Austin public-access TV in the mid-to-late-’90s, before moving his shtick to radio. On Austin airwaves, Jones was a wild-eyed, anti-establishment ranter and raver who did not seem at all out of place in an Austin that was a haven for free-thinkers that hadn’t yet made “weird” a marketing ploy.