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InfoWars’ Alex Jones retracts his statements about Chobani, Twin Falls, apologizes

Here’s a news item from the Associated Press: BOISE, Idaho (AP) — 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. 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.

The Idaho Statesman has a full report here, and the Twin Falls Times-News has a full report here. You can read the L.A. Times story here.




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Betsy Z. Russell
Betsy Z. Russell joined The Spokesman-Review in 1991. She currently is a reporter in the Boise Bureau covering Idaho state government and politics, and other news from Idaho's state capital.

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