In Reversal, Radio Host Alex Jones Apologizes to Chobani

Jones has settled a lawsuit brought against him by the yogurt company
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 17, 2017 6:05 PM CDT
In Reversal, Radio Host Alex Jones Apologizes to Chobani
Right-wing radio host Alex Jones, seen here arriving for a child custody trial, apologized to Chobani, the yogurt company, for comments and tweets he made.   (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP, File)

Right-wing radio host and conspiracy theorist Alex Jones says he has settled a lawsuit filed by Greek yogurt giant Chobani, reversing course from previous claims that he would never back down in the defamation case, the AP reports. Jones read a brief statement at the end of his radio show Wednesday saying he had retracted previous stories and tweets about Chobani.

Chobani had argued in its lawsuit that Jones and his InfoWars website posted fabricated stories earlier this month that linked Chobani owner Hamdi Ulukaya and the company to a sexual assault case involving refugee children. The company filed the lawsuit in Idaho District Court in Twin Falls, where it operates the largest yogurt plant in the world. Jones added that he regretted mischaracterizing Chobani, its employees, and the people of Twin Falls. (More Alex Jones stories.)

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