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

Alex Jones’ ex-wife claims the conservative conspiracy theorist is ‘mentally unwell’ and must be ‘shielded from himself and others.’

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

Nichols watched Jones apparently perjure himself in Texas court docket Wednesday when he testified that he by no means despatched messages in regards to the Sandy Hook bloodbath, regardless of textual content data indicating in any other case. 

She known as the alleged perjury a ‘come to Jesus second’ that a ‘lot of persons are going to be concerned with.’

Meantime, Jones, 48, has blasted his ‘extremely sick’ attorneys for by accident handing his telephone and e mail data to the opposing counsel throughout a rant on his Infowars present.

Kelly Nichols (pictured) says her ex-husband, conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones is 'mentally ill' and needs to be 'protected from himself and others'

Nichols watched Alex Jones (pictured) apparently perjure himself in Texas court Wednesday when he testified that he never sent messages about the Sandy Hook massacre, despite text records indicating otherwise

Kelly Nichols (left) says her ex-husband, conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones (proper) is ‘mentally unwell’ and must be ‘shielded from himself and others’

Plaintiff legal professional Mark Bankston instructed the court docket the place Jones is on trial to find out how a lot he owes for defaming the dad and mom of Sandy Hook victims on Wednesday that his legal professional despatched him the final two years’ price of texts from Jones’ cellphone.

‘Did 12 days in the past, your attorneys tousled and despatched me a complete digital copy of your total mobile phone with each textual content message you’ve got despatched for the previous two years?’ Bankston requested throughout cross examination. 

Jones had beforehand testified that he was unable to search out any messages relating to the college bloodbath and was shocked when one was proven on display to the court docket.

Nichols, who was married to Jones for eight years, mentioned she thinks his alleged second of perjury could also be eye opening to others.

‘I feel you noticed somebody, as we are saying in Texas, having a “come to Jesus” second,’ she instructed Inside Edition on Thursday. ‘The cat is out of the bag and lots of people are going to be concerned with that info.’

‘Alex is actually mentally unwell. To me, he ought to be shielded from himself and others.  

‘He doesn’t have any ethical compass. He lives in his personal universe. He’s a really delusional man.’ 

'Alex is truly mentally ill. To me, he should be protected from himself and others,' Nichols (pictured) said. 'He doesn¿t have any moral compass. He lives in his own universe. He¿s a very delusional man'

‘Alex is actually mentally unwell. To me, he ought to be shielded from himself and others,’ Nichols (pictured) mentioned. ‘He doesn’t have any ethical compass. He lives in his personal universe. He’s a really delusional man’

Jones (pictured in court Wednesday) was ordered on Thursday to pay $4.1 million to the parents of Sandy Hook victim Jesse Lewis after claiming the massacre was a hoax and that he could not pay anything over $2 million

Jones (pictured in court docket Wednesday) was ordered on Thursday to pay $4.1 million to the dad and mom of Sandy Hook sufferer Jesse Lewis after claiming the bloodbath was a hoax and that he couldn’t pay something over $2 million

Jones was ordered on Thursday to pay $4.1 million to the dad and mom of Sandy Hook sufferer Jesse Lewis after claiming the bloodbath was a hoax and that he couldn’t pay something over $2 million.

The dad and mom had sought not less than $150 million {dollars} in compensation for defamation and intentional infliction of emotional misery for all of the injury and hurt his lies have prompted them over the span of a decade.

Jones’ legal professional requested the jury to restrict damages to $8 — one greenback for every of the compensation costs they’re contemplating — and Jones himself mentioned any award over $2 million ‘would sink us.’ His firm not too long ago filed for chapter. 

‘I do know he had hidden cash,’ Nichols instructed the TV outlet. ‘I feel he’s received quite a lot of buckets underneath quite a lot of shells.’

She added: ‘I hope the jury returns with the decision that exhibits him this conduct isn’t acceptable.’ 

Jones slammed his lead attorney, Andino Reynal, on his Infowars show Wednesday (pictured) saying Reynal 'should have gotten up at that point' in trial and demanded to see specific evidence of the alleged perjury

Jones slammed his lead legal professional, Andino Reynal, on his Infowars present Wednesday (pictured) saying Reynal ‘ought to have gotten up at that time’ in trial and demanded to see particular proof of the alleged perjury

Nichols’ interview, which airs in full Thursday on Inside Edition, comes simply sooner or later after Jones launched a rant towards his personal ‘rattling attorneys’ on his Infowars present Wednesday night time.

The broadcaster, noticeably horrified and embarrassed by the trove of textual content messages offered throughout court docket, slammed his lead legal professional, Andino Reynal, saying he ‘ought to have gotten up at that time’ in trial and demanded to see particular proof of the alleged perjury. 

‘I’m not attacking, it is only a reality,’ Jones argued on his present. ‘It’s simply so extremely sick that I sit there and provides the rattling attorneys all of the textual content messages after which they ship it over to Connecticut.

‘The Texas attorneys, earlier than the brand new one I’ve by no means even gave them the stuff I gave them! Or that is what they declare.’

He argued Reynal ought to’ve interjected throughout Bankston’s cross-examination and demanded the legal professional ‘present us the deposition’ the place Jones allegedly dedicated perjury. 

‘Bankston has deposed me, is it three or is it 4 instances?’ he mentioned. ‘I’ve been deposed 4 instances by Connecticut, however I by no means talked to them, so I’m defaulted.’ 

‘They’ve received all these items, and I did search one in all my telephones, and it did not have Sandy Hook stuff in it.’ 

Jones was shocked to discover that his lawyers had handed over messages by mistake to the attorney for the Sandy Hook parents

Jones was shocked to find that his attorneys had handed over messages by mistake to the legal professional for the Sandy Hook dad and mom

'I'm not attacking, it's just a fact,' Jones (pictured outside court on Wednesday) argued on his show. 'It's just so incredibly sick that I sit there and give the damn lawyers all the text messages and then they send it over to Connecticut'

‘I’m not attacking, it is only a reality,’ Jones (pictured exterior court docket on Wednesday) argued on his present. ‘It’s simply so extremely sick that I sit there and provides the rattling attorneys all of the textual content messages after which they ship it over to Connecticut’

He recalled his counsel saying the plaintiff’s authorized workforce accused him of hiding messages, so he handed over all his outdated gadgets to his attorneys and instructed them to ‘search it and provides it to the rattling attorneys.’

Jones mentioned he gave handed over the proof ‘as a result of I wasn’t speaking about Sandy Hook, I do not care about Sandy Hook.’

‘We do not cowl it aside from after they pressure us to,’ he defined, including that the mishap by no means ought to have occurred within the first place.

‘I then I’m sitting there, the ultimate witness in a trial the place I’m already discovered responsible by the choose for not giving stuff over, and my attorneys give them the uncooked textual content messages of six months from 2019, early 2020.

‘That’s the fact after which I see a textual content message from Paul Watson saying “this story sounds like Sandy Hook bull.” A narrative about COVID. How is that even pertinent? How is that mendacity about one thing?’

Reynal requested Judge Maya Guerra Gamble to declare a mistrial over the mistaken switch of data and mentioned they need to have been returned and any copies destroyed. She rejected the request. 

Bankston mentioned his workforce adopted Texas’ civil guidelines of proof and that Jones’ attorneys missed their probability to correctly request the return of the data. 

‘Mr. Reynal is utilizing a fig leaf (to cowl) for his personal malpractice,’ Bankston mentioned.

He mentioned the data mistakenly despatched to him included some medical data of plaintiffs in different lawsuits towards Jones.

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

Jones repeatedly claimed that the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School bloodbath, which left 20 college students and 6 lecturers lifeless, was a ‘hoax’ and had been ‘staged’

Neil Heslin (pictured in court Tuesday), father of Sandy Hook Victim Jesse Lewis, 6, said his family's life had been turned to a 'living hell' after Alex Jones spread conspiracy theories about the massacre

Neil Heslin (pictured in court docket Tuesday), father of Sandy Hook Victim Jesse Lewis, 6, mentioned his household’s life had been turned to a ‘dwelling hell’ after Alex Jones unfold conspiracy theories in regards to the bloodbath

Jesse's mother, Scarlett Lewis (pictured in court Tuesday) said she feared for her life and confronted Jones on the stand as he said he did not believe she was an actor

Jesse’s mom, Scarlett Lewis (pictured in court docket Tuesday) mentioned she feared for her life and confronted Jones on the stand as he mentioned he didn’t consider she was an actor

Rolling Stone, quoting unnamed sources, reported Wednesday night that the Jan. 6 committee was getting ready to subpoena the info from the Bankston to help within the investigation of the lethal Capitol riot. 

Bankston mentioned exterior of court docket Thursday that the committee had requested the telephone data, however hadn’t subpoenaed them. 

He additionally mentioned he wasn’t aware of all the things that was within the data but, together with whether or not they embody any info that the committee is in search of, as a result of there was a lot info in them.

‘We do not know (but) the total scope and breadth,’ of the fabric, Bankston mentioned. ‘We actually noticed textual content messages from way back to 2019. … In phrases of what all is on that telephone, it’ll take a short while to determine that out.’

‘The Jan. 6 committee would not have any extra details about what’s on that telephone than I do. I do not know if it even covers the time interval they’re concerned with,’ he mentioned.

Jones did not attend Thursday’s court docket proceedings. But on his Infowars present Thursday, he mentioned the data had been from a yr earlier than Jan. 6 and had ‘nothing to do with it.’

‘And if something, I say extra radical issues on air than I do on textual content messages. And the concept there’s some sort of felony exercise on there may be preposterous,’ he mentioned.

Jones has claimed the trial is a way for others to attack his Freedom of Speech. Pictured: Jones arrived in Texas court for his defamation trial on Tuesday with a piece of tape over his mouth that said 'Save the 1st' Amendment

Jones has claimed the trial is a approach for others to assault his Freedom of Speech. Pictured: Jones arrived in Texas court docket for his defamation trial on Tuesday with a bit of tape over his mouth that mentioned ‘Save the first’ Amendment

Scarlett Lewis (left) and Neil Heslin (right) rise once Judge Maya Guerra Gamble begins the third day of trial Thursday, July 28, 2022

Scarlett Lewis (left) and Neil Heslin (proper) rise as soon as Judge Maya Guerra Gamble begins the third day of trial Thursday, July 28, 2022

Last month, the Jan. 6 committee confirmed graphic and violent textual content messages and performed movies of right-wing figures, together with Jones, and others vowing that Jan. 6 can be the day they’d struggle for Trump.

The committee first subpoenaed Jones in November, demanding a deposition and paperwork associated to his efforts to unfold misinformation in regards to the 2020 election and a rally on the day of the assault.

In the subpoena letter, Rep. Bennie Thompson, the Democratic chairman, mentioned Jones helped set up the Jan. 6 rally on the Ellipse that preceded the riot. 

He wrote that Jones repeatedly promoted Trump’s false claims of election fraud, urged his listeners to go to Washington for the rally, and march from the Ellipse to the Capitol. 

Thompson additionally wrote that Jones ‘made statements implying that you simply had data in regards to the plans of President Trump with respect to the rally.’

The nine-member panel was particularly concerned with what Jones mentioned shortly after Trump’s now-infamous Dec. 19, 2020, tweet through which he instructed his supporters to ‘be there, will probably be wild!’ on Jan. 6.

‘You went on InfoWars that very same day and known as the tweet ‘One of essentially the most historic occasions in American historical past,”‘ the letter continued.

In January, Jones was deposed by the committee throughout an hourslong, digital assembly through which he mentioned he exercised his Fifth Amendment proper towards self-incrimination ‘virtually 100 instances.’