Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

Camille Francis
April 26, 2017

"Allegations that Chobani's practice of hiring refugees brought crime and tuberculosis to Twin Falls".

Greek yogurt company Chobani has filed a lawsuit against Jones, accusing him of publishing false information about the company. Due to these libelous claims, Chobani was forced to respond.

Idaho-based yogurt giant Chobani claims that the conspiracy-driven Infowars media company defamed it by telling viewers the company imported tuberculosis and rapists to the town of Twin Falls, Idaho.

"The Defendants' defamatory statements have caused and continue to cause harm to Idaho residents, including Chobani employees, their families, and other members of the Twin Falls community associated with Chobani", the filing concludes.

In June 2016, three boys sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl in a Twin Falls apartment complex.

If it seems like Chobani is taking Jones more seriously than, say, the rest of the Internet, because the founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, has been under attack from Jones, repeatedly, over the past year, after announcing that he'd hired around 300 refugees to work in his factories.

Asked how that felt, she said, "I don't think I have a word for that ... to love your kids and have someone say that about you". Jones accused billionaire George Soros of being behind the suit, just weeks after accusing him of staging a chemical weapons attack in Syria.

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"They have jumped the trillion-pound great white shark on this baby."

As the Idaho Statesmen reports, Ulukaya-a Turkish immigrant who has publicly advocated for refugees-has in the past been a target for threats and misinformation.

Chobani - which is the largest yogurt brand in the US - also said the assault was in no way linked to its workforce.

Chobani also wants InfoWars to acknowledge its inaccuracies. The boys were all living in the United States as refugees, two originally from Eritrea and one originally from Iraq.

Jones recently apologized for his role in pushing a widely debunked conspiracy theory that a pizza restaurant in Washington was hosting a child-sex ring being run by Hillary Clinton and other Democrats.

But in reality, police and prosecutors said that there was no rape, no knife, and no grown men.

Alex Jones' campaign against Chobani and his claims about the owner aren't the first time that the Infowars host has found himself at the center of a huge controversy. Jones also reportedly claimed that the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting was a hoax.

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