Conspiracy theorist Alex Jones on Thursday night leaked his phone calls with NBC host Megyn Kelly from their conversations prior to their controversial interview, which is set to air Sunday.
Jones, a radio host who runs InfoWars.com, initially posted a teaser clip of his conversations with Kelly and said that he would be releasing the full audio of the interview later in the evening, Page Six reported.
Jones said in the video he had never recorded another journalist in 22 years, but added that he knew Kelly was a "fraud" and her reason for interviewing him was a "lie."
"God, she was like, ‘I want to get steaks with you, I'm obsessed with you, oh my God,' wiggling around in her seat. It was all crap," Jones said. "I knew it was all a lie. I said Sandy Hook happened, and she wouldn't even put it in the promo pieces. So we're going to release, oh yeah, we're going to release the pre-interview."
"And then when they put their fraud out on Sunday—which I've asked them not to air because they're misrepresenting who I am and saying I'm as bad as Saddam Hussein, or Jeffrey Dahmer, or Charles Manson—we've got the whole interviews here," Jones continued. "We've got it all … It's all going to come out."
Jones tweeted out a short audio clip of Kelly telling him that she would not "double-cross" him.
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— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) June 16, 2017
"My goal is for your listeners and the left—you know, who will be watching some on NBC—to say, ‘Wow, that's really interesting,'" Kelly said. "It's not going to be some gotcha hit piece, I promise you that."
Kelly and NBC have been slammed over the last week by "families affected by the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, with several victims' parents writing letters to the network—urging them to scrap the interview—due to Jones' previously expressed beliefs that the shooting was staged," according to Page Six.
"What I think we're doing is journalism," Kelly previously said.
NBC responded early Friday morning to Jones' audio leak, saying that the network will still air Kelly's interview with Jones on Sunday night.
"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," NBC News said in a statement."Tune in Sunday."