Right-wing radio host Alex Jones settled his lawsuit with yogurt maker Chobani on Wednesday and issued an apology for remarks he made about the yogurt company and the refugee workers it employs.
"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," Jones said in a statement given to The Los Angeles Times. "The Tweets and video have now been retracted, and will not be re-posted.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.”
On April 10, Jones posted a video on his site Infowars titled "Idaho Yogurt Maker Caught Importing Migrant Rapists." The video was viewed tens of thousands of times, in part due to posts on Infowars' Twitter account.
In the lawsuit, Chobani said Jones' remarks in the video "have caused and continue to cause harm to Idaho residents, including Chobani employees, their families and other members of the Twin Falls community.” The company sought damages in excess of $10,000 and a retraction of the posts from Jones.
This isn't the first time this year Jones has had to apologize for his explosive comments. In March, Jones was forced to apologize on behalf of Infowars to Comet Ping Pong, a Washington, D.C., pizzeria that Jones had implicated in the "Pizzagate" conspiracy, which led to an armed gunman storming the building.
Chobani's Idaho plant is famous for hiring refugees. Hundreds of refugee works are currently employed there, and the owner was awarded by the United Nations Foundation in 2015 for his work.