Dominion Voting Systems has filed a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Fox News, arguing that the media giant defamed the company by spreading misinformation about alleged voter fraud during the 2020 election.
Dominion has already brought similar suits against Rudy Giuliani, Sydney Powell and Mike Lindell, who are all affiliated in some way with former President Donald Trump. All of these people were guests on Fox news at some point during the 2020 election.
This is the first time Dominion has targeted a media organization with a suit, and will join another voting registration company, Smartmatic, who have brought a $2.7 billion suit against Fox and affiliated parties.
Dominion’s suit alleges that Fox news spread misinformation about rumored voter fraud and used their voting systems as a scape goat to entice viewers back to their channel, including the former President. They allege that Fox demonized their business and product, which was not known by the consumer populace prior to the story.
The suit goes on to say the Dominion employees have been harassed both online and in real life by ordinary people thanks to Fox’s “defamatory campaign”. The damages it seeks are based on emotional trauma compensation as well as what they have called “irreparable” damage to the health of their business.