If you are a Mom facing a child custody case, you need to be aware of something called the “Silver Bullet.” It’s a tactic commonly used by narcissists bullies like Alex Jones to take custody of their kids from their divorcing or ex spouses. They do it to hurt and to control and these methods are clearly not in the children’s best interests.
Not The Lone Ranger’s Silver Bullet
When presented as a calling card by Western cowboy hero, The Lone Ranger, a silver bullet symbolized justice, fairness, and the value of life.
When delivered by a narcissistic ex-husband or his legal team during the course of a custody battle, a Silver Bullet can cause untold damage on the emotional health and well-being of mothers as well as their kids.
Silver Bullet tactics keep the eyes and ears of court fixated on the “bad parent” who is often gaslit and cast as “mentally ill.” The targeted parent may be accused of instability and abuse with disturbing false allegations. When the targeted parent brings forward evidence, information and concerns about abuse they are gaslit and accused of making things up. In the case of Kelly Jones, Alex Jones’ ex-wife, when she brought real evidence of serious abuse and neglect, she was targeted by Alex, his counsel and high-dollar unscrupulous experts who cast her as a fabricator and hysteric.
(Many Americans will find it hard to believe that Kelly Jones was gaslit for having concerns about Alex Jones, whose mental state is apparent on-air on a daily basis and who has a Narcissistic Personality Disorder diagnosis, but this is what happened, and it took millions of dollars and years of litigation for Kelly to turn around this purposeful character assassination in Court and only then thanks to a Jury. This is because, as Kelly has pled in her Federal Removal, there are people in Travis County operating as experts who will defend abusers and cover up neglect for money. Read Kelly’s pleadings to understand this better).
High-conflict parents who exhibit traits of Narcissistic Personality Disorder, or NPD, may use a Silver Bullet to prevail in custody court not so much because they deeply care about their children, but because they want to win, no matter what. When used to cast the other parent in a bad light, the Silver Bullet may cause an irreparable rift between mothers and their kids, according to The National Alliance for Targeted Parents.
How the courts enabled Alex Jones
In April 2017, after years of litigation, a Jury decided for Kelly Jones to be Primary Parent to the Jones Children.
Judge Orlinda Naranjo, presided over the trial with evident and disturbing evidentiary bias and deference to Alex Jones and his counsel throught
Despite not seeing the alarming infowars.com footage Kelly asked be allowed to be played before them, the Jury voted 10-2 to give custody to Alex Jones’ Ex, Kelly Jones. Five months later, the kids were still living with their allegedly unstable and abusive father. The reason? Repeat filings replete with “Silver Bullet” accusations, Judicial bias and gross negligence.
Despite heartbreaking evidence of Domestic Abuse by Proxy by Alex Jones, in contradiction to all reason and a verdict, Judge Naranjo failed to protect the Jones children. She defied the Jury verdict for Kelly to be Primary Parent and instead Ordered the then 9-, 12-, and 14-year old children to remain primarily with their father. Despite Kelly winning her case, she was ordered to pay Alex’s attorney fees. She was awarded no child support (her attorney argued that Kelly was probably the only primary parent in Travis County to receive no child support). Kelly Jones receives no allimony.
According to Kelly Jones, her ex husband perjured himself in custody court, with no repercussions. In fact, says Kelly, during the very public custody battle, a previous lead attorney, Jake Gilbreath, did not disclose that he was actively involved in at least two other cases in which he worked directly with Alex’ attorneys. In one of these cases, the attorney for Ms. Jones simultaneously represented a “close personal friend” of Infowars producer, Rob Dew.
Judge Orlinda Naranjo protected Alex Jones and his Silver Bullet
Kelly Jones is adamant that Judge Naranjo enabled her abusive ex without the authority to do so. Kelly explains that the judge did not have legal authority to enact verdict-defying orders, nor did the judge have the right to prevent the Jones children from returning to the loving home of their mom for the majority of the time. But, that’s how things unfolded in the wake of the Jones v. Jones custody case.
Custody Hero’s advice for moms
Before you go to court with a narcissistic ex, prepare yourself. Custodywars.com is developing a “Divorcing a Naricissist” section with educational tools and information for client-based empowerment (not legal advice).
Remember how you once fell for the narc’s love bombs and understand that they may well gaslight you to a judge and jury. Document day-to-day displays of the bullying parent’s NPD, and brace yourself for the eventual ‘smear campaign’ that is typical of narcissists.
Communicate with your ex via email and text messages only, so you will have written proof of everything they say regarding the upcoming custody hearing. Make a conscious decision to be a survivor, not a victim.