Conspiracy Theory

Alex Jones is Being Sued for Making Shit Up

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Greek yogurt producer Chobani has reportedly filed a lawsuit against conspiracy theory kingpin Alex Jones and his InfoWars website for posting fake news.

In stories and videos, Jones has accused Chobani of hiring "migrant rapists" who assault children which, as you might have guessed, is complete bullshit.

Chobani says 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) is no stranger to spurious statements. He has claimed that the U.S. government orchestrated the 9/11 attacks and the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut," Chobani's attorneys wrote. "Mr. Jones has now taken aim at Chobani and the Twin Falls community."

Chobani is seeking at least $10,000 in damages from Alex Jones for making defamatory statements that caused some customers to call for a boycott of the company.

The only surprising thing about this is that it hasn't happened sooner. Alex Jones makes incendiary and defamatory comments as a matter of course. Making wild claims against innocent groups of people comes as naturally to him as breathing.

Jones publicly apologized to avoid being sued by the Comet Ping Pong pizza parlor that was the subject of a conspiracy theory alleging that Hillary Clinton operated a child sex trafficking ring out of its basement.

It's difficult to even type that with a straight face.

I suppose it was easier to simply ignore Jones and his relatively small but devoted audience when he wasn't being legitimized by Trump. He's in the spotlight now and he may not like it. Jones is currently involved in a child custody trial where videos of him removing his clothes for inexplicable reasons have been shown.

  • Why so little? $10,000 is pocket change and certainly won’t give Jones any incentive to stop lying.

  • swift_4

    Why would you let this guy off the hook with an apology? He’s in this for the money. The only way to make him reconsider what he’s doing is to take his money.

  • Aynwrong

    I’m guessing most companies or private citizens wouldn’t sue as they figure that engaging Jones means risking drawing the wrath of his idiot fans or prolonging the personal attacks and slander oozing out of his mouth. It is satisfying to see someone trying to make him a price for his lies.

    • Christopher Foxx

      Giving in to the bullies never works. Glad to see Chobani isn’t like the rest of those cowards who do.

  • muselet

    Even if Alex Jones prevails at trial—I don’t see that happening, but it might—it’s going to be (legal) open season on him.

    Good.

    –alopecia