Alex Jones Apologizes For 'Mischaracterizing' Chobani And The City Of Twin Falls

May 17, 2017

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Alex Jones has both a radio show and a website by the name of InfoWars. The Chobani company has a large greek yogurt processing complex in Twin Falls. The plant has more than 1,000 employees, including hundreds of refugees.

In early April Jones published a video and promoted it online, claiming Chobani was, "importing migrant rapists." That and other comments by Jones led the company and its founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, to file a defamation suit against Jones in Federal Court in Twin Falls.

The Los Angeles Times reports a key part of the settlement agreement required Jones to retract inflammatory comments he made against the company. Reversing course from previous claims he would never back down, Jones read a brief statement at the end of his radio show Wednesday saying he had retracted previous stories and tweets about Chobani. 

The statement concludes: "On behalf of InfoWars I regret that we mischaracterized Chobani, its employees and the people of Twin Falls, the way we did."

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