On Christmas Eve, police arrested Erika Wulff Jones, the 43-year-old wife of hateful conspiracy monger Alex Jones, over a domestic violence charge. It’s not clear who she allegedly attacked or who called the police on her.
Austin, Texas police tossed Wulff Jones in jail on Friday at 8:45 p.m. over charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member as well as resisting arrest. As of Christmas Day, she hadn’t been released on bond, The Guardian reported.
“It’s a private family matter that happened on Christmas Eve,” Alex Jones told the Associated Press. “I love my wife and care about her and it appears to be some kind of medication imbalance.”
He added that his wife’s arrest “doesn’t concern my politics” and that “it wasn’t some kind of personal hateful thing or anything.”
Jones is best known for hosting his right-wing online show InfoWars where he spouts completely untrue conspiracy theories that have led to violent threats against innocent people. His wife’s arrest is just the latest in a string of legal troubles.
In mid-November, a Connecticut court found Jones and his cohorts liable for defamation against parents whose children died in the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Jones claimed that the shooting was a “false flag” hoax organized by the government to justify taking people’s guns. He said the children who died in the shooting and parents who spoke out afterward were all fake “crisis actors.” As a result, the parents faced constant harassment and death threats from Jones’ followers.
Jones’ attorneys have pledged to appeal the decision.
Jones also went to court early last week to block subpoenas issued by the House committee investigating the January 6 riots at the U.S. Capitol. The committee wanted to question Jones about his role surrounding his speech at a rally held in support of former President Donald Trump shortly before the riots occurred.
Five people died during the riots and roughly 140 police officers were injured. Injured cops suffered a broken spine, brain damage, a lost eye, lost fingers and cases of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which likely led to four police officers’ deaths by suicide following the riots.
Jones has also long used InfoWars to spew hatred against the LGBTQ community.
On his show, he has spoken about wanting to “execute” lesbian MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow and he called a U.S. congressman a “cocksucker” and a “fairy.” He also said that the fight for transgender rights is just a Deep State plot to give civil rights to cyborgs and humanoids — and to force people to allow their neighbors to have sex with their cars.
Despite that, there’s evidence that Jones enjoys watching transgender porn on his phone.