Dominion Voting Systems Files Defamation Suits Against Newsmax, OAN

Dominion Voting Systems is suing Newsmax, One America News (OAN), and former CEO Patrick Byrne for defamation.

“The defendants in today’s filings recklessly disregarded the truth when they spread lies in November and continue to do so today. We are filing these three cases today because the defendants named show no remorse, nor any sign they intend to stop spreading disinformation,” Dominion CEO John Poulos said in a news release.

“This barrage of lies by the Defendants and others have caused—and continue to cause—severe damage to our company, customers, and employees. We have no choice but to seek to hold those responsible to account,” Poulos added.

“Newsmax helped create and cultivate an alternate reality where up is down, pigs have wings, and Dominion engaged in a colossal fraud to steal the presidency from Donald Trump by rigging the vote,” the lawsuit says.

The two organizations, and Byrne, shared baseless claims that Dominions voting machines were set up to give votes to President Joe Biden during the 2020 Presidential election.

“Byrne has a long prior history of fabricating fantastical stories without ever providing a shred of evidence to support their truth, in order to serve his own personal interests,” the lawsuit against One America news says.

The lawsuit also alleges that the network used Byrne as an “expert” to discuss Dominions voting systems. Dominion believes that OAN created content “exclusively devoted to defaming Dominion.” The lawsuit lists two reporters at the network, Chanel Rion and Christina Bobb, conspirators who “recklessly disregarded the truth.”

Newsmax said the station has not reviewed the lawsuit but defends its reporting.

“In its coverage of the 2020 presidential elections, Newsmax simply reported on allegations made by well-known public figures, including the president, his advisors and members of Congress,” the company said. “Dominion’s action today is a clear attempt to squelch such reporting and undermine a free press.”

This year has been a litigious one for Dominion. The company has filed seven lawsuits to date against high-profile accusers. Earlier this year, it sued pro-Trump attorneys Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, businessman Mike Lindell and Fox News. Those lawsuits are ongoing.



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