In The Face Of Chobani Lawsuit, Alex Jones Vows He'll Visit Idaho

Apr 27, 2017

InfoWars creator and host Alex Jones says he'll come to Idaho to prove his claims against yogurt maker Chobani.
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Alex Jones, the creator of the right-wing radio and online program InfoWars, vows he’s coming to Idaho to validate claims he’s made against Greek yogurt manufacturer Chobani.

Jones is being sued for defamation by Chobani. In posts made on his InfoWars website and Youtube channel earlier this month, Jones claims the yogurt company is “importing migrant rapists” to Twin Falls where the company has its manufacturing plant. The false claim stems from a 2016 incident involving three refugee minors who recently pleaded guilty to assaulting a 5-year-old girl.

InfoWars also rehashed unsubstantiated claims that crime and cases of tuberculosis are up in Twin Falls since Chobani set up shop in 2012.

To vindicate his assertions, Jones says he's coming to Idaho to prove he’s right and to expose the Turkish founder of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, as pushing an Islamist agenda. According to the Statesman, when Jones arrives he plans to appear on a local AM radio station that carries his syndicated program to make his case. He says he’ll also bring an investigative crew with him.

Jones, a notorious conspiracy theorist, has questioned the authenticity of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and has said the 9/11 attacks were an inside job. In a video posted this week, Jones claimed billionaire George Soros – who he calls a Nazi collaborator – was backing the Chobani suit.

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