Infowars host Alex Jones was forced to publicly apologize to yogurt company Chobani on Wednesday after the right-wing radio host was sued for defamation.
According the Huff Post, last month, the company filed a suit against Jones and his website, Infowars, for posting a fake news story that linked the company and its CEO, Hamdi Ulukaya, to a 2014 sexual assault case involving refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho. According to Chobani’s lawyers, the falsified report accused his company of bringing “crime and tuberculosis to the community.” The story was given the headline “Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists” when it was tweeted by Infowars to its hundreds of thousands of followers.
Chobani owns and operates the largest yogurt plant in the world in Twin Falls. Ulukaya has won praise for hiring immigrants and refugees to work at the company, recently telling the Financial Times, “If a refugee has a job, they are no longer a refugee.” But those business practices have also made him the target of xenophobic attacks from far-right entities like Infowars.
After settling the suit, Jones apologized Jones and has taken down all social media related to the story and vowed in his apology that nothing related to the story will be reposted.
“During the week of April 10, 2017, certain statements were made on the Infowars Twitter feed and YouTube channel regarding Chobani LLC that I now understand to be wrong. The tweets and video have now been retracted and will not be re-posted,” Jones said on the air. “On behalf of Infowars, I regret that we mischaracterized Chobani, its employees and the people of Twin Falls, Idaho, the way we did.”
Chobani confirmed that the lawsuit was settled and declined further comment.
Comments on “Alex Jones Issues Apology To Yogurt Company”
You can’t just make stuff up and think there will be no consequences for your actions. Where’s your documentation that this Bogeyman Soros is linked to a yogurt company?
Alex Jones has made so many outrageous claims over the years why is everyone focused on his remarks about a yogurt manufacturer?
How is Chobani “linked” to Soros? Is he an investor with voting stock? Or does he sit on their board and have an active role in day-to-day operations?
If not, it seems it’s just Chobani suing Alex Jones/Infowars and throwing Soros’ name in the headline serves only to garner support.
glad to see this, I remember Carole Burnett suing the National Enquirer back in the 70s, it’s a shame she didn’t put them out of business, no good comes from this fake news crap…
Has he apologized to the families of the Sandy Hook victims yet? This guy is beyond disgusting, even if he is just a character actor as his attorney describes him.
He only settled because his attorneys knew he had no legitimate defense and therefore he would have to pay Chobani millions in damages on top of his and Chobani’s legal fees.
Jones took a break from peddling conspiracy theories to apologize yesterday for saying that Chobani was responsible for the rape of a 5-year-old girl in Twin Falls, Idaho.
4:36 Infowars is the best…it literally changed my life…had stomach issues for 7 years took infowars supplements and bam im fixed. Love it! Support the infowars and alex jones!!!!!
They are attacking Infowars and alternative media because they are undermining their power and advertising dollars, they will only grow weaker and fail to real free press.
Don”t even give them scumbags the attention! say your piece and move on to important things! only left wing brain washed nut jobs believe there Spewing trash
He’s a Beta pretending to be an Alpha. He probably wets his bed at night scared that people will find out he’s a fraud. He already apologized to a pizza place , a yogurt company , and his ex wife. What a cuckflake.
wish i could half heart-ed apologize like that on any of “my” indiscretions (past or present) by simply reading from a piece of crumbled paper, without any emotional remorse – that i could see – and think the accused buys it all …his sheep prob do, though – laughable!