TWIN FALLS — Chobani CEO Hamdi Ulukaya says Alex Jones and InfoWars went too far when they falsely reported his company brought "migrant rapists" to Twin Falls through its factory here.
Ulukaya spoke to Time earlier this week.
"I am fine with criticism. But there's a line. We're living in a civil society," Ulukaya, a TIME 100 member and business leader, said of the right-wing firebrand's channels during the TIME 100 Gala on Tuesday.
The suit is over a Youtube video posted April 11 where InfoWars falsely link Chobani to the assault of a 5-year-old girl at the Fawnbrook Apartment in Twin Falls.
County Prosecutor Grant Loebs said there’s no connection between the yogurt factory, which employs some refugees, and the assault, for which three refugee boys pleaded guilty earlier this month in a sealed juvenile case.
The video also repeats false claims linking the Chobani factory to a rise in tuberculosis cases in Twin Falls.
But Times-News reporting showed there were just seven refugees who were resettled in Twin Falls between 2011 and 2015 who had tuberculosis, but none were contagious. About four percent of the population in the U.S. has latent TB.
Wednesday, The Idaho Statesman reported Jones now vows to come to Idaho to "expose" the yogurt company.
“I’m choosing this as a battle,” Jones said Tuesday on his YouTube channel. “On this I will stand. I will win, or I will die.”