Right-wing radio host Alex Jones responds to Chobani lawsuit

26 April, 2017, 08:56 | Author: Archie Newman
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The video mentioned Ulukaya's supposed support of refugees in Twin Falls, and then linked that to a story about three Twin Falls refugee boys who admitted to charges involved in the assault of a five-year-old girl at an apartment complex.

Chobani seeks justice for the alleged defamatory statements and damages in excess of $10,000 to be determined at trial, according to the complaint.

Twin Falls, Idaho, has been a safe harbor for thousands of global refugees in the last 30 years, and the town welcomes about 300 refugees per year, according to Twin Falls Mayor Shawn Barigar. "Defendants promoted the video with the defamatory headline "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists" despite knowing that the statement was false or while clearly doubting the truth of the statement".

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 responded to the lawsuit Tuesday in a YouTube video, saying without evidence that billionaire George Soros was behind the lawsuit, according to the Associated Press.

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Chobani also wants InfoWars to acknowledge its inaccuracies.

The perpetrators turned out to be minors, not plant workers, and it turned out to be a sexual assault (not rape), but the Internet had already decided Chobani was guilty of worldwide crimes by the time of that revelation, the suit alleges.

Still, the story spread across social media and to other similar alt-right sites, such as Breitbart News.

"It should be tried in here", said Naranjo, while denying the third request in as many days for a mistrial by Alex Jones' attorneys. More than 300 refugees work at the Twin Falls plant and another facility in NY, according to the Idaho Statesman. The Washington Post reported that Jones published criticisms about Chobani's hiring practices, claiming that the practice of hiring refugees attracted crime and disease to the small Idaho town. "He has claimed that the US government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in CT".

Responding to the suit, Jones appeared in a video posted to the InfoWars website on Tuesday, in which he blamed billionaire George Soros, saying "he had his Islamicist-owned and backed US company openly file suit against InfoWars today for stating information that is part of the public record".

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