Infowars host Alex Jones is apologizing after perpetuating a conspiracy theory tying popular Greek yogurt producer Chobani to a sexual assault case involving refugee children.
An April Infowars video says that the owner of Chobani, Hamdi Ulukaya, was "importing migrant rapists" through the company's yogurt plant in Twin Falls, Idaho. The video also urged viewers to boycott the company.
The company then slapped Jones with a lawsuit to remove the story about the conspiracy theory, which seems to have originated in a number of far-right blogs, and sought at least $10,000 in damages. Up until now, Infowars ignored Chobani's requests to remove the inaccurate coverage.
That changed on Wednesday when Jones issued an apology about the story, saying, "I now understand to be wrong."
"The tweets and video have now been retracted, and will not be re-posted," Jones said, according to the Los Angeles Times. "On behalf of Infowars, I regret that we mischaracterized Chobani, its employees and the people of Twin Falls, Idaho the way were did." The two parties reportedly reached a settlement agreement, which hinged on Jones retracting the comments about refugees.
This isn't the first time Jones has said he's sorry for jumping on a child-sex conspiracy. Jones apologized in March for Infowars' role in spreading the "Pizzagate" conspiracy theory that connected a Washington, D.C., pizza restaurant to a child sex ring run by Hillary Clinton.