Radio host Alex Jones was forced to apologize to yogurt company Chobani after being sued for defamation.
Last month the yogurt maker filed a suit against Jones and his website Infowars for creating a fake news story titled, “Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists”.
The story said the company and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya were connected to a 2014 sexual assault case involving refugees in Twin Falls, Idaho.
Chobani's lawyers say the false report accused the company of bringing “crime and tuberculosis to the community.”
Twin Falls is home to the largest yogurt plant in the world and Ulukaya has prided himself for hiring immigrants and refugees.
“If a refugee has a job, they are no longer a refugee.”
While on air, Jones issued his apology:
“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 The tweets and video have now been retracted and will not be re-posted. On behalf of Infowars, I regret that we mischaracterized Chobani, its employees and the people of Twin Falls, Idaho, the way we did.”