Two former employees at InfoWars.com have accused founder and radio host Alex Jones, who was a guest on The Howard Stern Show in 2013, of discrimination and sexual harassment, the Daily Mail reports.
Rob Jacobson, a former video editor who worked for InfoWars.com for 13 years, alleges his co-workers and managers called him “The Jewish Individual” and “The Resident Jew,” and that Jones regularly humiliated and belittled him. Jones allegedly called Rob Jacobson “Beefcake” and was grooming him for gay sex.
‘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 click-bait picture.
‘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 behavior, office banter, but it didn’t.’
In the EEOC report, Jacobson writes of the incident: ‘From 2008-2012, Alex Jones called me Beefcake, referring to male porn stars,’ Jacobson said. ‘I felt like this was intimidating and harassing and a form of sexual harassment in that he was grooming me for homosexual sex.’
On one occasion, Jones allowed a friend to display gay porn on Jacobson’s computer, according to the EEOC report.
‘In 2014, The CEO of the company, Alex Jones, allowed his friend Shane Steiner into my office to display on my computer with images of gay pornography,’ Jacobson said, adding that he made a formal complaint to the human resources department.
He continued: ‘I believe this action was a continuation of the intimidation and sexual harassment in that he was grooming me for homosexual sex.’
The Daily Mail reports, “The abuse got so bad that one member of staff photoshopped Jacobson’s face on to the image of an Orthodox Jew under the words ‘THE JEWISH INDIVIDUAL DEMANDS YOUR HOT TOPICS’ and printed it out for all to see.”
Rob Jacobson who was fired in 2017, is planning to sue Alex Jones for discrimination, harassment, and unfair dismissal, in addition to his EEOC complaint.
Alex Jones responded to the allegations on his radio show, stating “it never happened.”