Chobani Wins in Legal Fight Against Far-Right Radio Host Alex Jones
Mere weeks after Chobani — the Greek yogurt company — filed an anti-defamation lawsuit against Alex Jones — the right-wing conspiracy theorist of Infowars — the lawsuit has been resolved outside of court.
In the original lawsuit, Chobani took issue with a series of far-fetched stories that linked the yogurt company’s practice of hiring refugees to a sexual assault case in the town where the Chobani factory is located. Despite initially responding defiantly to the April 2017 filing, Jones has recently resolved the legal matter with Chobani and issued a retraction and a statement on his website.
“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 The tweets and video have now been retracted, and will not be re-posted,” Jones said in the retraction. “On behalf of Infowars, I regret that we mischaracterized Chobani, its employees and the people of Twin Falls, Idaho, the way we did.”
This is just the latest legal mess Jones finds himself in. He issued a retraction after publishing a wild conspiracy linking the Clinton family with an alleged child-sex ring at a pizzeria, a “fake news” story that was known in conspiracy theory circles as “Pizzagate.” He was also recently embroiled in a custody battle for his children, which he lost.
In a statement, Chobani also confirmed that the case “has been resolved.”