Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News on Friday, 26 March.
Dominion alleges that Fox “recklessly disregarded the truth” and participated in a disinformation campaign against it because “the lies were good for Fox’s business.” The company also alleged in its lawsuit that “Fox took a small flame” of disinformation and “turned it into a forest fire”.
“The truth matters. Lies have consequences,” Dominion’s lawsuit further added. “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.”
Dominion’s lawsuit specifically mentioned hosts Maria Bartiromo, Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, Sean Hannity, and Jeanine Pirro, three of whom were named as defendants in Smartmatic’s lawsuit.
Fox news statement says the $1.6 billion lawsuit is “baseless” and that it will vigorously defend the lawsuit in court.