Dominion Voting Systems files $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, claiming they made false statements about the 2020 presidential election.
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April 20, 2021
NEW YORK- On March 26, voting machine company Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, asserting Fox made false claims about voter machine fraud during the 2020 presidential election. Fox News fought back, saying, “It is proud of our 2020 election coverage, which stands in the highest tradition of American journalism, and will vigorously defend against this baseless lawsuit in court.” Dominion claimed some of its employees have encountered harassment and death threats over voter fraud claims perpetrated by Fox News. Dominion is suing for $1.6 billion to account for lost profits and $1 million for security expenses and to fight disinformation. Dominion also filed defamation lawsuits against Trump supporter Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, and Trump’s former lawyers, Rudy Guiliani and Sidney Powell, seeking $1.3 billion from each.
Teens for Press Freedom Cofounder, Charlotte Hampton said, “Fox News’ reporting of the 2020 election and its dissemination of election fraud claims is a discredit to the field of American journalism. Teens for Press Freedom supports Dominion Voting Systems’ legal claim that Fox’s coverage of voter machine fraud during the 2020 elections harmed Dominion Voting Systems financially and that their coverage had a significant impact on the “Stop the Steal” rioters’ decision to storm the Capitol on January 6. We applaud Dominion’s efforts to hold this news channel accountable for spreading uninformed claims that endanger American democracy.”
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