Alex Jones Loses Custody Battle After Being Compared to 'Cult Leader'
Right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has lost his court battle against his former wife. After a 10-day trial in Texas, it was decided that he would not get custody of his three children.
According to a Buzzfeed report, the jury deliberated for about nine and a half hours and released the ruling late in the evening. Kelly Jones will continue having joint custody of the children with the ability to decide where the children live. Before the case, she had joint custody but only limited and supervised visitation with the children living with their father.
Alex Jones refused to speak to reporters following the trial, while Kelly Jones hugged her attorney and wiped tears from her eyes. “I’m so blessed to have such a wonderful support system and I just pray that what’s happened to my family that people can understand what parental alienation syndrome is and get an awareness of it so we can stop this from happening to others,” she told reporters.
“Mr. Jones is like a cult leader,” Kelly Jones’ attorney Robert Hoffman told the jury. “And we’ve seen the horrific damage cult leaders do to their followers.”
Alex Jones’ attorney argued that Alex Jones is nothing more than a "performance artist" and that the "character" he plays on InfoWars is an act. A psychologist also formally diagnosed Alex Jones with a narcissistic personality disorder.