Yogurt Company Chobani Sues Alex Jones For Defamation

April 24, 2017 4:17 pm

Chobani, of Greek yogurt fame, is suing conspiracy theorist and InfoWars founder Alex Jones for linking the company’s founder, Hamdi Ulukaya, to an assault that happened at an apartment complex in Idaho, the Idaho Statesman reported Monday.

The lawsuit, filed in Idaho District Court, accuses Jones of publishing false information linking Ulukaya to the 2014 incident of three immigrant boys who sexually assaulted a 5-year-old girl in a laundry room. Right-wing sites, including InfoWars, got ahold of the story and included false information in regards to the incident, saying that a rape had occurred and that it was actually a group of men who attacked the girl: the boys were 14, 10 and 7, according to the Idaho Statesman.

InfoWars included Ulukaya in its coverage of the incident, saying that he was importing “migrant rapists” and saying that his practices of hiring refugees brought in high crime and tuberculosis to the area. The suit accuses InfoWars of misrepresenting Chobani’s owner and Chobani’s products.

The suit also claims that Chobani and Ulukaya, who is a Turkish immigrant himself, have asked Jones to take the videos and stories down to no avail.

Chobani is asking for damages in excess of $10,000, according to the suit.

Read the entire suit below via the paper:

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