Monday, April 17, 2017
In Travis County custody case, jury will search for real Alex Jones
Alex Jones and his ex-wife, Kelly, will be locked in a child custody trial the next two weeks in Austin.
Alex Jones’ lawyers will make the case that their client should not be judged by his on-air persona.
Lawyers for Kelly Jones will maintain that Jones’ public outbursts suggest he is not a fit parent.
At a recent pretrial hearing, attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo that using his client Alex Jones’ on-air Infowars persona to evaluate 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’s playing a character,” Wilhite said of Jones. “He is a performance artist.”
But in emotional testimony at the hearing, Kelly Jones, who is seeking to gain sole or joint custody of her three children with Alex Jones, portrayed the volcanic public figure as the real Alex Jones.