Former InfoWars Employees Accuse Alex Jones Of Sexual Harassment, Racism, Anti-Semitism
Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones has been accused by two former InfoWars employees of sexual harassment, making racist slurs and encouraging anti-Semitism.
One of the former employees, Rob Jacobson, filed a complaint with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), notes the Daily Mail:
I am Jewish, and my employer used racial slurs against me, calling me “The Resident Jew,” “The Jewish Individual,” and “Yacobson.”
My workplace was a syndicated radio show, so these slurs were mad publicly, on air.
My employer also inserted my face onto the photo of a Hasidic Jewish man and circulated that picture around the office.
Jacobson worked for Jones’ InfoWars for 13 years before he was reportedly fired in May 2017.
Jacobson is suing Jones for discrimination, harassment and unfair dismissal.
A second former employee, Ashley Beckford, also filed an EEOC complaint in which she claims that she was “mocked” for her black skin tone, called a “coon” by a senior manager and denied promotions.
Beckford alleges that Jones, supervisors and colleagues were “commonly leering at women in the office,” and making “sexual gestures and advances.”
Beckford claimed Jones groped her “butt” during a “side-hug” while “pretending to feel sympathy” for her:
Simultaneously, he was commenting to those in the room, “Who wouldn’t want to have a black wife?”
I felt embarrassed and nervous, but I knew that he had specifically touched my behind at that moment as a sly come-on that other people may not notice.
Beckford also accused Jones of trying to “groom” her for “sexual exploitation,” made “sexual advances” and comments about her having a “good body that looked like I worked out a lot.”
Beckford also noted in her EEOC complaint.
Alex often spent his time shirtless, and endlessly leering, with or without a shirt, at female guests and employees while creating a disgusting, hostile environment.
Beckford said she felt intimidated by all the guns in the InfoWars office, which created an “extremely hostile work environment.”
Beckford claimed she was reprimanded if she ever questioned President Donald Trump. Beckford was fired in April 2017 due to excessive “write-ups.”
Jones denied Jacobson’s allegations to the Daily Mail:
I’m not going to talk about former employees, I mean nobody accuses me of stuff like that. No, no and in fact I’m not the type of person to say those kinds of things. So that’s why my feelings are hurt. Wow. That’s all I can say. That’s total bulls**t.
It’s absolutely ridiculous. A classic. I’m going to continue to take the high road. I’m shocked that Rob would do something like this. Must be in a bad way out there. So sorry for him.
Jones admitted there was an incident in which former KKK leader David Duke called Jacobson a “Jewish individual,” but said he’s “never” heard stuff like that happening in the office:
And it’s a sad thing. I mean I have zero concern about it except for Rob because it’s, it’s so outrageous.
I just wish Rob well and I hope that he has a great life and I just hope that he is successful in everything he does. I wish him well with his fiction career…
I’m going to take the high road. I’m not giving up on Rob and I’m not giving up on humanity.
Jones said of Beckford’s allegations:
There was never any complaints filed or anything done to HR or said here. Come on man, it’s total fiction. It’s 100% false, not true.
(Source: Daily Mail, Photo Credit: InfoWars)