A lawyer representing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones in a custody battle recently told a judge that his client's outrageous persona is just a character that he plays as a performance artist.
Attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo during a pretrial hearing: "He’s playing a character. He is a performance artist," notes the Austin American-Statesman.
But Kelly Jones, the ex-wife of Alex Jones, has said her former husband is "not a stable person."
"He says he wants to break Alec Baldwin’s neck," Kelly Jones added. "He wants J-Lo to get raped."
Alex Jones often makes outrageous statements and pushes conspiracy theories on his InfoWars website, and on his internet broadcasts of the same name.
Alex Jones' show is also heard on about 150 radio stations.
When he was a Republican candidate, President Donald Trump appeared on Alex's show in December 2015, and said: "Your reputation is amazing. I will not let you down."
Kelly Jones is seeking sole or joint custody of their 9- and 12-year-old daughters and 14-year-old son.
"I’m concerned that he is engaged in felonious behavior, threatening a member of Congress," Kelly Jones stated. "He broadcasts from home. The children are there, watching him broadcast."
Kelly Jones' lawyer, Bobby Newman, played a clip of a recent on-air conversation between Alex Jones and Roger Stone, a former Trump adviser and longtime friend of Trump.
In the clip, Alex Jones went on a profane rant against Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff of California who sits on the House Intelligence Committee investigation of Trump's alleged ties to Russia, which Schiff suggested might include Stone and Alex Jones.
"You got that, you goddamned son of a b****?" Alex Jones said in the clip. "Fill your hand."
Another lawyer representing Alex Jones, David Minton, said in response: "This is nothing but a response to a congressman who called him a Russian spy."
"What possible relevance does that have?" Minton added. "They want to throw the stench in the jury box and never get the stench out. It has nothing to do with parenting."
Alex Jones later called his rant against Schiff as "clearly tongue-in-cheek and basically art performance, as I do in my rants, which I admit I do, as a form of art."
"When I say, 'I’m going to kick your a**,’ it’s the InfoWar,'" Alex Jones added. "I say every day we’re going to destroy you with the truth."
In more InfoWars news, Alex Jones has been on the warpath against Google because one of the search engine's vendors allegedly advocated ranking InfoWars low in searches.
Former alt-right personality, now self-described "new right" personality, Mike Cernovich posted screenshots that alleged a Google contractor was saying that InfoWars should be ranked as a "low-to-medium" reliable site because its articles are "often debunked," notes Business Insider.
A Google representative stated on April 17: "In this instance, we have confirmed that a vendor we work with sent out more detailed instructions to some raters without our knowledge, which included references to specific sites. This is in conflict with the intent of our guidelines and the vendor has taken action to remove these references in their training module."