The director of product strategy and security for the company Dominion Voting Systems has gone into hiding since becoming the subject of conspiracy theories on the right.
The employee, Eric Coomer, is suing the Trump campaign, numerous campaign allies, and pro-Trump media outlets over allegations of defamation, NPR reports.
Dominion Voting Systems is a Denver based company that supplies election equipment and software to 28 states. Many swing states referenced by Donald Trump as problematic used Dominion during the November election. Dominion has also decided to take legal action against its critics in seperate legal actions.
Coomer’s lawsuit was filed Tuesday in a Denver, Colorado state district court. The top employee claims the Trump campaign and allies are responsible for spreading the lies that caused intentional infliction of emotional distress and civil conspiracy.
Coomer has been accused of using his top position to execute a high-tech plot to steal the election for President-elect Joe Biden. However, those claims have been baseless, and officials from both parties have certified Biden’s win.
Most significantly, there has been no evidence to support Trump and his team’s widespread fraud and voter irregularities allegations.
As a result of these outrageous and meritless claims, Coomer has received death threats, harassment, and “untold damage to his reputation as a national expert on voting systems.” One week after the election, Coomer left his home and remains in an undisclosed location due to safety concerns.
Trump campaign attorney Rudy Giuliani is also being sued alongside his friend and client Donald Trump. Sidney Powell, who acts as an outside lawyer for Trump, is also listed. Powell has visited the White House recently as Trump continues to stretch out his failed attempt at overturning the election results.
Coomer didn’t stop at Trump; he’s also going after right-wing media networks, including Newsmax, One America News Network, OANN reporter Chanel Rion, blogger Michelle Malkin, and several others.
“Today I have filed a lawsuit in Colorado in an effort to unwind as much of the damage as possible done to me, my family, my life, and my livelihood as a result of the numerous false public statements that I was somehow responsible for ‘rigging’ the 2020 presidential election,” Coomer said in a statement announcing the lawsuit.
“The widespread dissemination of false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election has had devastating consequences both for me personally and for many of the thousands of American election workers and officials, both Republican and Democratic, who put aside their political beliefs to run free, fair, and transparent elections. Elections are not about politics; they are about accurately tabulating legally cast votes,” Coomer added.
Dominion recently demanded that Powell take back his baseless claims against the company and its voting system.
Coomer’s fiasco started after conservative podcaster Joe Oltmann claimed he infiltrated a call with Denver based Antifa members and purportedly heard someone claim to be “Eric from Dominion.” According to Oltmann, the man also said, “Don’t worry about the election. Trump is not going to win. I made effing sure of that.”
Oltmann’s allegations spread like wildfire; however, he has never provided a recording of that call. Coomer has denied the conversation and includes Oltmann in his suit.
“I have a personal political opinion. I may share that with friends and family, but I have never participated or belonged to, any political groups, political action groups, social justice groups. I do not donate to political campaigns. I don’t donate to any PACs or anything like that,” Oltmann told CPR News.
Coomer is upset that others close to him have also been targeted, from his parents down to siblings of his ex-girlfriends. Their personal information has made its way to the internet,, and some have received threatening letters.
Coomer is hopeful his lawsuit will help him reclaim his personal and professional reputation, “While I intend to do everything I can to recapture my prior lifestyle, I have few illusions in this regard.”