Kelly Jones, the ex-wife of Alex Jones, contacted NBC News producers and demanded to be included in Megyn Kelly’s interview with the “Info Wars” host or else she would trash the network in an op-ed, according to Mediaite.
Citing an NBC News source, Mediaite reported that Jones’ former wife wanted to attack his character in the much talked about segment that is set to air on Sunday night. The report said NBC producers left the decision to Kelly herself, who declined.
Meditaite reported that the NBC News star said including the ex-wife “would then be a hit piece without giving him the chance to respond. I said I wasn’t going to do a hit piece. I’m not going to a hit piece.”
Kelly interviewed Jones before his former wife contacted NBC, according to the report.
Jones was recently involved in a custody battle with his ex-wife who claimed he was “emotionally, sexually, physically abusive,” according to the Daily Mail. Mediaite reported that Kelly Jones penned a “scathing” op-ed that trash both her ex husband and NBC News, threatening to publish it if she was not included in the show.
Meanwhile, The “Info Wars” host has been busy publishing phone calls he recorded with Kelly, also claiming that NBC is going to edit the interview to portray him negatively.
NBC News confirmed to TheWrap early on Friday morning that the interview is still scheduled to air on Sunday.
“Despite Alex Jones’ efforts to distract from and ultimately prevent the airing of our report, we remain committed to giving viewers context and insight into a controversial and polarizing figure, how he relates to the president of the United States and influences others, and to getting this serious story right. Tune in Sunday,” an NBC News spokesperson told TheWrap.
NBC News did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment about Jones’ former wife.