Alex Jones' leaked texts reveal the conspiracy theorist used a network of spies against his wife and ex-wife, report says

Alex Jones testifies during his defamation trial in Texas on August 2, 2022.
Alex Jones testifies during his defamation trial in Texas on August 2, 2022.Briana Sanchez/Pool via REUTERS
  • A trove of leaked texts shows Alex Jones surveilled his former and current wives, Rolling Stone reported.

  • As recent as 2020, Jones would ask his hired security to update him on his wife's location.

  • Jones also inquired into the whereabouts of his ex-wife during their ongoing custody battle.

Conspiracy theorist and InfoWars host Alex Jones monitored both his current wife and ex-wife using spies and covert informers, texts described to Rolling Stone by unnamed sources reveal.

Attorneys representing Jones accidentally transferred the trove of texts to a lawyer representing Sandy Hook parents who had sued Jones for defamation. Although the texts were never made public, sources familiar with the matter told Rolling Stone they detail some of the methods Jones used to keep tabs on his ex-wife, Kelly Jones, and his current wife, Erika Wulff-Jones.

Andino Reynal and Norman Pattis, Jones' lawyers — who were accused of leaking the text messages — did not immediately respond to Insider's requests for comment. However, Pattis refused to answer questions at a disciplinary hearing over his handling of confidential records, citing his Fifth Amendment rights, NBC reported. Reynal testified the leak "was probably the worst day of my legal career," according to Law.com.

One source told Rolling Stone that Jones used the services of Tim Enlow, a former mercenary for US defense contractor Blackwater, to get updates on his wife's location. Enlow, hired as security by Jones, would send him screenshots of her location through a GPS tracking app that received data from her car, the report says. These updates happened as recently as 2020, the report says.

Previously, attorney Mark Bankston, the Sandy Hook family lawyer who received the texts, revealed Jones had sent a nude photo of his wife to former Donald Trump adviser Roger Stone. His wife, Erika Wulff-Jones, previously told Insider she was "unaware" and "upset" the photos were sent.

Bankston refused to comment on the reports in an email to Insider.

Wulff-Jones was arrested on Christmas Eve last year on a domestic violence charge, which the InfoWars host told the Associated Press stemmed from a "medication imbalance."

Three sources told the publication that Jones also received information about what his ex-wife was doing during their custody battle. One of the sources described the amount of surveillance focused on her as a "spy ring."

In response to the allegations, Kelly Jones told Rolling Stone: "Alex is obsessed with me, has had me followed for years, has done everything to infringe on my liberties and personal freedom to impose himself into my life ... I'm not surprised to find out that he's engaged in this activity."

Erika Wulff-Jones and Kelly Jones did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

After the existence of the texts — among other data Jones previously denied existed — were revealed, Jones' ex-wife told Insider she sought to subpoena the data in order to prove the "nefarious, truly conspiratorial things" she claims Jones has said about her over the years.

"It's not even about my kids, it's about control," she said. "Controlling me."

Representatives for Alex Jones did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.

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