Alex Jones' ex-wife says he is 'truly mentally ill' in interview following $4M defamation case

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Alex Jones' ex-wife claims the blimpish conspiracy theorist is 'mentally ill' and needs to beryllium 'protected from himself and others.'

Kelly Nichols, 54, is hopeful the assemblage returns with a verdict that teaches Jones his 'delusional' behaviors are 'not acceptable.'

Nichols watched Jones seemingly perjure himself successful Texas tribunal Wednesday when helium testified that helium ne'er sent messages astir the Sandy Hook massacre, contempt substance records indicating otherwise. 

She called the alleged perjury a 'come to Jesus moment' that a 'lot of radical are going to beryllium funny in.'

Meantime, Jones, 48, has blasted his 'incredibly sick' lawyers for accidentally handing his telephone and email records to the opposing counsel during a rant connected his Infowars show.

Kelly Nichols (left) says her ex-husband, blimpish conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (right) is 'mentally ill' and needs to beryllium 'protected from himself and others'

Plaintiff lawyer Mark Bankston told the tribunal wherever Jones is connected proceedings to find however overmuch helium owes for defaming the parents of Sandy Hook victims connected Wednesday that his lawyer sent him the past 2 years' worthy of texts from Jones' cellphone.

'Did you cognize 12 days ago, your attorneys messed up and sent maine an full integer transcript of your full compartment telephone with each substance connection you've sent for the past 2 years?' Bankston asked during transverse examination. 

Jones had antecedently testified that helium was incapable to find immoderate messages regarding the schoolhouse massacre and was shocked erstwhile 1 was shown connected surface to the court.

Nichols, who was joined to Jones for 8 years, said she thinks his alleged infinitesimal of perjury whitethorn beryllium oculus opening to others.

'I deliberation you saw someone, arsenic we accidental successful Texas, having a "come to Jesus" moment,' she told Inside Edition connected Thursday. 'The feline is retired of the container and a batch of radical are going to beryllium funny successful that information.'

'Alex is genuinely mentally ill. To me, helium should beryllium protected from himself and others.  

'He doesn’t person immoderate motivation compass. He lives successful his ain universe. He’s a precise delusional man.' 

'Alex is genuinely mentally ill. To me, helium should beryllium protected from himself and others,' Nichols (pictured) said. 'He doesn’t person immoderate motivation compass. He lives successful his ain universe. He’s a precise delusional man'

Jones (pictured successful tribunal Wednesday) was ordered connected Thursday to wage $4.1 cardinal to the parents of Sandy Hook unfortunate Jesse Lewis aft claiming the massacre was a hoax and that helium could not wage thing implicit $2 million

Jones was ordered connected Thursday to pay $4.1 cardinal to the parents of Sandy Hook unfortunate Jesse Lewis aft claiming the massacre was a hoax and that helium could not wage thing implicit $2 million.

The parents had sought astatine slightest $150 cardinal dollars successful compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of affectional distress for each the harm and harm his lies person caused them implicit the span of a decade.

Jones' lawyer asked the assemblage to bounds damages to $8 — 1 dollar for each of the compensation charges they are considering — and Jones himself said immoderate grant implicit $2 cardinal 'would descend us.' His institution precocious filed for bankruptcy. 

'I cognize helium had hidden money,' Nichols told the TV outlet. 'I deliberation he’s got a batch of buckets nether a batch of shells.'

She added: 'I anticipation the assemblage returns with the verdict that shows him this behaviour is not acceptable.' 

Jones slammed his pb attorney, Andino Reynal, connected his Infowars amusement Wednesday (pictured) saying Reynal 'should person gotten up astatine that point' successful proceedings and demanded to spot circumstantial grounds of the alleged perjury

Nichols' interview, which airs successful afloat Thursday connected Inside Edition, comes conscionable 1 time aft Jones launched a rant against his ain 'damn lawyers' connected his Infowars amusement Wednesday night.

The broadcaster, noticeably horrified and embarrassed by the trove of substance messages presented during court, slammed his pb attorney, Andino Reynal, saying he 'should person gotten up astatine that point' successful proceedings and demanded to spot circumstantial grounds of the alleged perjury. 

'I'm not attacking, it's conscionable a fact,' Jones argued connected his show. 'It's conscionable truthful incredibly sick that I beryllium determination and springiness the damn lawyers each the substance messages and past they nonstop it implicit to Connecticut.

'The Texas lawyers, earlier the caller 1 I person ne'er adjacent gave them the worldly I gave them! Or that's what they claim.'

He argued Reynal should've interjected during Bankston's cross-examination and demanded the lawyer 'show america the deposition' wherever Jones allegedly committed perjury. 

'Bankston has deposed me, is it 3 oregon is it 4 times?' helium said. 'I've been deposed 4 times by Connecticut, but I ne'er talked to them, truthful I'm defaulted.' 

'They've got each this stuff, and I did hunt 1 of my phones, and it didn't person Sandy Hook worldly successful it.' 

Jones was shocked to observe that his lawyers had handed implicit messages by mistake to the lawyer for the Sandy Hook parents

'I'm not attacking, it's conscionable a fact,' Jones (pictured extracurricular tribunal connected Wednesday) argued connected his show. 'It's conscionable truthful incredibly sick that I beryllium determination and springiness the damn lawyers each the substance messages and past they nonstop it implicit to Connecticut'

He recalled his counsel saying the plaintiff's ineligible squad accused him of hiding messages, truthful helium handed over each his aged devices to his attorneys and instructed them to 'search it and springiness it to the damn lawyers.'

Jones said helium gave handed implicit the grounds 'because I wasn't talking astir Sandy Hook, I don't attraction astir Sandy Hook.'

'We don't screen it different than erstwhile they unit america to,' helium explained, adding that the mishap ne'er should person occurred successful the archetypal place.

'I past I'm sitting there, the last witnesser successful a proceedings wherever I americium already recovered blameworthy by the justice for not giving worldly over, and my lawyers springiness them the earthy substance messages of six months from 2019, aboriginal 2020.

'That's the world and past I spot a substance connection from Paul Watson saying "this communicative sounds similar Sandy Hook bull." A communicative astir COVID. How is that adjacent pertinent? How is that lying astir something?'

Reynal asked Judge Maya Guerra Gamble to state a mistrial implicit the mistaken transportation of records and said they should person been returned and immoderate copies destroyed. She rejected the request. 

Bankston said his squad followed Texas' civilian rules of grounds and that Jones' attorneys missed their accidental to decently petition the instrumentality of the records. 

'Mr. Reynal is utilizing a fig leafage (to cover) for his ain malpractice,' Bankston said.

He said the records mistakenly sent to him included immoderate aesculapian records of plaintiffs successful different lawsuits against Jones.

Jones repeatedly claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, which near 20 students and six teachers dead, was a 'hoax' and had been 'staged'

Neil Heslin (pictured successful tribunal Tuesday), begetter of Sandy Hook Victim Jesse Lewis, 6, said his family's beingness had been turned to a 'living hell' aft Alex Jones dispersed conspiracy theories astir the massacre

Jesse's mother, Scarlett Lewis (pictured successful tribunal Tuesday) said she feared for her beingness and confronted Jones connected the basal arsenic helium said helium did not judge she was an actor

Rolling Stone, quoting unnamed sources, reported Wednesday evening that the Jan. 6 committee was preparing to subpoena the information from the Bankston to assistance successful the probe of the deadly Capitol riot. 

Bankston said extracurricular of tribunal Thursday that the committee had requested the telephone records, but hadn't subpoenaed them. 

He besides said helium wasn't acquainted with everything that was successful the records yet, including whether they see immoderate accusation that the committee is seeking, due to the fact that determination was truthful overmuch accusation successful them.

'We don't cognize (yet) the afloat scope and breadth,' of the material, Bankston said. 'We surely saw substance messages from arsenic acold backmost arsenic 2019. ... In presumption of what each is connected that phone, it's going to instrumentality a small portion to fig that out.'

'The Jan. 6 committee doesn't person immoderate much accusation astir what's connected that telephone than I do. I don't cognize if it adjacent covers the clip play they are funny in,' helium said.

Jones didn't be Thursday's tribunal proceedings. But connected his Infowars amusement Thursday, helium said the records were from a twelvemonth earlier Jan. 6 and had 'nothing to bash with it.'

'And if anything, I accidental much extremist things connected aerial than I bash connected substance messages. And the thought that there's immoderate benignant of transgression enactment connected determination is preposterous,' helium said.

Jones has claimed the proceedings is simply a mode for others to onslaught his Freedom of Speech. Pictured: Jones arrived successful Texas tribunal for his defamation proceedings connected Tuesday with a portion of portion implicit his rima that said 'Save the 1st' Amendment

Scarlett Lewis (left) and Neil Heslin (right) emergence erstwhile Judge Maya Guerra Gamble begins the 3rd time of proceedings Thursday, July 28, 2022

Last month, the Jan. 6 committee showed graphic and convulsive substance messages and played videos of right-wing figures, including Jones, and others vowing that Jan. 6 would beryllium the time they would combat for Trump.

The committee archetypal subpoenaed Jones successful November, demanding a deposition and documents related to his efforts to dispersed misinformation astir the 2020 predetermination and a rally connected the time of the attack.

In the subpoena letter, Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman, said Jones helped signifier the Jan. 6 rally astatine the Ellipse that preceded the insurrection. 

He wrote that Jones repeatedly promoted Trump's mendacious claims of predetermination fraud, urged his listeners to spell to Washington for the rally, and march from the Ellipse to the Capitol. 

Thompson besides wrote that Jones 'made statements implying that you had cognition astir the plans of President Trump with respect to the rally.'

The nine-member sheet was particularly funny successful what Jones said soon aft Trump's now-infamous Dec. 19, 2020, tweet successful which helium told his supporters to 'be there, volition beryllium wild!' connected Jan. 6.

'You went connected InfoWars that aforesaid time and called the tweet 'One of the astir historical events successful American history,"' the missive continued.

In January, Jones was deposed by the committee during an hourslong, virtual gathering successful which helium said helium exercised his Fifth Amendment close against self-incrimination 'almost 100 times.'

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