Sidney Powell’s attorneys filed a motion to dismiss Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.3 Billion defamation lawsuit. Powell is arguing that the conspiracy theories should not have been taken seriously.
“Even [assuming] that each of the statements alleged in the Complaint could be proved true or false, no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact,” the motion said.
Powell alleged that Dominion had ties in Venezuela and rigged the elections by switching votes from former President Donald Trump to Joe Biden.
“Notably, one of the focal points of the Complaint is the press conference held by Sidney Powell and others on November 19, 2020 at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington D.C.,” the attorney’s wrote. “Obviously, any press conference originating from the Republican National Committee is political to its core.”
Powell’s attorneys also argue that Dominion’s reference to the claims as ‘outlandish’ is an indication that the claims should not have been taken seriously.
“Indeed, Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as ‘wild accusations’ and ‘outlandish claims.’ They are repeatedly labelled [sic] ‘inherently improbably’ and even impossible,” Powell’s attorneys wrote in the motion. “Such characterizations of the allegedly defamatory statements further support Defendants’ position that reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process.”
According to Business Insider, Powell submitted modified documentation about the company’s certificate to provide election technology in Georgia. Powell could face sanctions if it is revealed that she modified court exhibits.