Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones’ wife was arrested in Texas on Friday for alleged domestic violence, authorities said.
Jones, the right-wing founder of Infowars, blamed the incident on a “medication imbalance.”
“It’s a private family matter that happened on Christmas Eve,” Jones told The Associated Press. “I love my wife and care about her, and it appears to be some kind of medication imbalance.”
Jones did not disclose exactly what transpired Friday evening nor elaborate on if he had been injured.
His wife, Erika Wulff Jones, 43, was arrested by sheriff’s deputies, who took her into custody and put her into an Austin jail about 8:45 p.m. Friday.
She faces misdemeanor charges of assault causing bodily injury to a family member and resisting arrest, jail records show. She had not received a bond Saturday afternoon.
Jones told the outlet his wife’s arrest “doesn’t concern” his fringe political views and that “it wasn’t some kind of personal hateful thing or anything.”
Last month, a judge ruled Jones is liable for defamation after claiming the Sandy Hook school massacre that killed 26 people, including 20 children, in Connecticut in 2012 was a “hoax.”
This week, he sued in an attempt to block subpoenas he’d been issued by the House committee probing the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.
With Post wires