October 16, 2021

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Conspiracy theories: Fox News sues again for defamation

Conspiracy theories: Fox News sues again for defamation

Dominion Voting Systems is demanding $ 6.1.6 billion from the Conservative News Channel. This is the second defamation complaint against Fox News, already in early February by another election machinery company, Smartmatic. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch has filed a $ 2.7 billion complaint from the channel.

Dominion has already attacked Donald Trump’s lawyer as well And another lawyer for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and former U.S. President Sidney Powell for $ 1.3 billion each.

The 139-page lawsuit, filed in Delaware Superior Court on Friday, alleges Fox News was involved Destructive lies about the Dominion, a verifiable lie.

To satisfy a pro-Trump audience frustrated with his defeat, Fox turned a spark into a wildfire, Adds the complaint, which refers to several presenters of the chain: Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, Jeanine Piro and Maria Bartiromo.

Dominance Is entitled to receive punitive damages, In view Fox’s conscious desire to harm him. Lies have consequences, Stephen Shackford, one of the company’s attorneys, said in a statement.

The company claimed more than US $ 1.6 billion in losses, including US $ 1 billion in loss of value, and US $ 600 million in lost profits.

As per the complaint filed by Smartmatic, through a spokesperson for Fox News, In the great tradition of American journalism, we are proud of our coverage in the 2020 election and we will vigorously defend in court against this baseless action.

The channel claims to have aired an interview with Dominion spokesman Michael Steele in late November 2020, which explains how the electoral machinery works and refutes all conspiracy theories of rigging. Physically impossible.

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