Alex Jones ‘groomed staff for homosexual sex,’ lawsuit alleges

InfoWars host Alex Jones has been accused of subjecting his staff to a barrage of homophobic, racist, antisemitic and sexual abuse.

A lawsuit filed by former employee Rob Jacobson says that Jones called him “Beefcake” for four years, “referring to male porn stars.”

The video editor, who worked at InfoWars for 13 years, said that the host’s behaviour was “intimidating and harassing”.

(YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel)

He added that it was “a form of sexual harassment in that he was grooming me for homosexual sex.”

Jones has been left scrambling to keep InfoWars’ YouTube channel online after being handed two strikes for repeatedly promoting conspiracy theories about the Parkland school shooting in Florida.

Speaking to the Mail Online, Jacobson explained the moment Jones allegedly started calling him “Beefcake”.



He said: “Work on Alex’s films included finding embarrassing pictures of politicians on the internet and I was searching through pictures of the Clintons caught making funny or embarrassing faces on camera and I noticed a unique one of Hillary Clinton that I’ve never seen before.

“Alex was walking by and it was a ‘look what I’ve found’ moment, I invited him to check it out.

“But when I clicked on this picture to see the full resolution image, a gay porn website popped up; it was a clickbait picture,” he added.

(YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel)

“I was shocked and embarrassed but Alex knew what had happened so I quickly clicked off, but he instantly jumped on it and called me ‘Beefcake.’

“That afternoon he continued calling me Beefcake, the next day it was Beefcake, I thought it would maybe go away, like sort of childish behaviour, office banter, but it didn’t.”

In the complaint filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Jacobson also alleged that Jones allowed or even enabled others to homophobically discriminate against him.


The conspiracy theorist “allowed his friend Shane Steiner into my office to display on my computer with images of gay pornography,” Jacobson wrote.

“I believe this action was a continuation of the intimidation and sexual harassment in that he was grooming me for homosexual sex.”

Jacobson also accused Jones of antisemitic abuse, writing that he “used racial slurs against me, calling me ‘The Resident Jew,’ ‘The Jewish Individual,’ and ‘Yacobson.’

Former production assistant Ashley Beckford has also submitted a complaint, alleging that Jones groped her behind and asked “who wouldn’t want to have a black wife?” in her presence.

(YouTube/The Alex Jones Channel)

Jones denied the allegations, saying that they were “completely, totally false” and had “no reflection of reality”.

He added: “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***.”

Jones’ dad, David Jones, is the company’s head of human resources. He played down the “Beefcake” complaint.

“That might have been a case of 30 seconds of somebody giving him some crap, I can see that, it’s like a damn locker room,” he said.