Fox News hit with staggering $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems

Fox News, which has held the top of the mountain in the ratings game for the vast majority of its existence, seems to come under attack more often than not these days, given its right-leaning, conservative-friendly daily programming.

According to Breitbart, the cable news giant will now have to shift resources to fight an enormous, $1.6 billion lawsuit filed against the network by Dominion Voting Systems, a company that claims Fox News let its on-air personalities and guests on the network float a popular conspiracy theory that Dominion voting machines were rigged to steal the 2020 election from former President Donald Trump. 

Though Dominion has filed similar lawsuits against certain individuals who they believe helped push the baseless conspiracy claims, the lawsuit against Fox News marks their first attempt to sue a media outlet.

The lawsuit filing made clear that Dominion believes Fox News bears a heavy responsibility for virtually destroying the voting machine company’s reputation, saying Fox “sold a false story of election fraud in order to serve its own commercial purposes, severely injuring Dominion in the process.”

“If this case does not rise to the level of defamation by a broadcaster, then nothing does,” the lawsuit added.

The lawsuit likely never would have come to fruition had any of the claims made by high-profile attorneys and supporters of the 45th president gained any traction in the court of law. Unfortunately for them, virtually every single one of the dozens of lawsuits filed by lawyers like Sidney Powell and L. Lin Wood were either dismissed or, in some cases, ridiculed and practically thrown out of court.

Attorneys for Dominino argue that, unlike other media outlets, Fox News allegedly used the conspiracy claims — some of which involved claims that Dominion’s machines were created in Venezuela and loaded with nefarious algorithms — to boost ratings, as the topic was smoking hot at the time after Trump’s loss to President Joe Biden.

“This was a conscious, knowing business decision to endorse and repeat and broadcast these lies in order to keep its viewership,” said attorney Justin Nelson, who represents the company.

Only time will tell if Dominion is able to have any success against the media giant in the courtroom, but lawyers for the company also hinted that depending on how things go, certain on-air individuals at Fox News could be the next target of similar defamation suits.

 

 
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  1. ONE THING FOR SURE THE REAL TRUTH WILL FINALLY BE PREVAILED. READY TO SEE THIS OUT COME. EVERYONE KNOWS THAT TRUMP DID WIN AND VOTER FRAUD WAS INVOLVED. WHY ELSE ARE THEY HAVING SUCH A FIT ABOUT VOTER ID. I ALWAYS HAVE VOTED WITH VOTER ID AND NOTHING TO IT. SIMPLE AND HONEST. SO WHY THE BIG FUSS UNLESS YOU WANT TO CHEAT AS THIS 2020. BIDEN RARELY EVEN HELD A RALLY, RARELY EVER SPOKE. NOW HAS TO USE TELEPROMPTER. EVERYONE KNOWS WORLD WIDE HE DID NOT WIN.

  2. Dominion is suing for $1.6 Billion! They have never made that much money during their entire existence. How do they justify asking for that much in reparation? They are, at best, a small bit company trying to boost their name and product by this lawsuit. I personally do not believe that Dominion will ever be awarded this much money should they ever win this frivolous lawsuit which is highly unlikely unless the First Amendment has been eliminated by Executive Order this year.

  3. Just a reminder a genuinely deadly pandemic doesn’t require 24/7 advertising to remind you it exists.
    Real pandemics don’t need marketing campaigns and endless propaganda….. But

    Psychological Operations
    DO.

    If this so called pandemic was really as bad as they try to make you think we wouldn’t have to worry about the boarder or the BLM they would all be dead from the china virus…

    1. It was a plandemic. Our Communist Democrat Party more than likely gave the green light for China to release the Wuhan Virus.

  4. Biden and Harris need to be impeached and any Democrat that can not stand for America and our Constitution need to go to. Call, write and email your Representatives Senators daily until we get results. Write to the supreme Court about the treason committed in the election. Urge them to rethink their decision to not look into the election fraud before our country goes down in flames.
    US Supreme Court, 1 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20543
    You cannot call or email — you must write a letter!!!
    Members of the House
    202-224-3841
    Members of the Senate
    202-224-3121
    TOLL FREE:
    866-272-6622
    Stop complaining start calling and writing before its to late. I call and write everyday. 74million of us voted for Trump bombard these people with calls and letters.

    1. A good idea.Thank You. We need to do all we can to save America. Question is, will anyone listen to us. They all seem to do whatever they want to.

  5. 11/29/2020-Six video’s from FIVE States (WI, GA, VA, FL, PA) show votes that were switched from Trump & given to Biden.
    12-19-2020-Redacted information in Dominion audit shows Races were flipped in MI. Results were skewed & Trump actually won the State as reported by Officials. Dominion whistleblower accuses CEO of lying during the Michigan Hearing investigating the switching of voter results.
    03/19/2021-Audit of Fulton & Henry County GA found many ballots to be suspicious, especially mail-in ballots that were not marked or signed properly in order to be counted as authentically cast votes.
    03/31/21-Maricopa County, AZ- A dumpster full of shredded voter ballots were found just prior to audit to evaluate ballots & voting machines.
    Using AZ Sec. of State raw data over 700,000 votes stolen from Trump, primarily through the use of Absentee ballots.

    These are just a few of the reports I collected from various media outlets which reported many violations & proof of election tampering in order to manipulate the election results. Even my our experiences that we encountered when I & my husband went to vote was not proper. I even said to my husband as we left ‘well i guess that was a waste of time’. I just knew that our votes didn’t count.

  6. This is actually good news. By initiating a court proceeding, the way is now open for examination of all the evidence. Fox will use it to defend their position. But more to the point, Dominion may be able to manipulate the machine but the sham election will be revealed legally.

  7. If your network would not lie .such as base less claims of voter fraud.you can say all you want but you have to evidence to back it up.you did not. Or with the virus in the beginning you laughed about said what a joke it was being blown out of proportion. Then after the first 100000 people died you changed your toon and said how bad it was .and you claimed you never said it was nothing to worry about. Well you did .Well time caught up to you

    1. The election was a scam America’s elections must be secure and honest not like this past election,corrupt bunch trying to destroy America Pelosi and her commie partners want one party rule it’s time they are run out of office

    1. Well, the People have a right to know. If in fact their voting machines havent been used for past fraud then they have nothing to worry about. However, this is a good thing. The amount of money they are suing for isnt the issue. The issue is “Has their machines been used for voter fraud”? This gives Fox News and the People of this country the right to investigate in great depth this company and their participation in election integrity. Often Companies will file a law suit to take the attention away from them and put it on someone else. But in the end they are the one who loses. They opened the door for a complete investigation. Now its time to dive into their company and its policies and participation in past elections. You go Fox News…you will win this one.

      1. I agree 1,000%. There is to much evidence against Dominion and election fraud for this not to be true. If there is anyone out there that are not Communists, they need to investigate Dominion inside and out, up and down. We need to get our elections under control and make them honest asap.

    2. They should be shut down or only be allowed to broadcast with a scrolling banner informing the public that everything said on Fox is right-wing propaganda.

      1. Fox News and one or two others are the very only media that are honest enough to tell the American public the truth. The mainstream media are controlled by the Democrats and their Communist propaganda. They all have deep ties to China.

      2. AHHH Poor Georgie It is a shame that he doesn’t understand that he is being brain washed by the universal lying dems.

    3. Right. Who says it is a “baseless charge”? Far as I have seen, no official agency has bothered with an investigation…..and certainly dominion is not going to confess. Here’s hoping Fox counter sues for the entire cost of their defense and proves that dominion is guilty.

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