Skip to comments.Sidney Powell Says She's Not Guilty of Defamation Because 'No Reasonable Person' Would Have Believed Her 'Outlandish' Election Conspiracy Theory
Posted on 03/25/2021 5:58:32 AM PDT by thegagline
Former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell yesterday responded to the $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit that Dominion Voting Systems filed after she repeatedly accused the company of participating in an elaborate international conspiracy to deny Donald Trump his rightful victory in last year's presidential election. Her defense, more or less, is that she did not really mean what she said.
True, Powell claimed over and over again that Dominion rigged voting machines to manufacture "millions" of votes for Joe Biden. She fingered a specific Dominion executive as largely responsible for the scheme, claimed the plot had its roots in fraud-facilitating software that had helped keep Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez in power, and said China, Cuba, and George Soros were also in on it. But "no reasonable person would conclude that the statements were truly statements of fact," Powell says in her motion to dismiss the lawsuit. Powell also argues that the preposterousness of her allegations should protect her from civil liability for damaging Dominion's reputation. "Plaintiffs themselves characterize the statements at issue as 'wild accusations' and 'outlandish claims,'" she notes. "They are repeatedly labelled 'inherently improbable' and even 'impossible.' 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." ***
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I still think there were a lot of illegal votes in that election. At issue is not their existence, but the inability to prove it. To me, it just proves the Dems are very skilled at cheating.
Oh judges must really like that humor. She lost all credibility.
She is calling millions of people unreasonable. At this point, I hope she ends up living on the street.
So WTF was she doing?
“Oh judges must really like that humor. She lost all credibility.”
The old don’t believe me I’m a liar defense?
She deserves to lose a lot of money along with that credibility.
“Having read numerous briefs submitted by Powell, it was evident that she was not to be taken seriously.”
I disagree, and this piece of crap you posted needed a barf alert
Welcome to Free Republic.
She’s quoting Dems so when they said no reasonable person would take her seriously how can they then claim harm?
So she is using the Dems words against them.
Wow, simply amazing that it took all the way to your reply (#7) for some sanity, and recognition for what this is.
Fake news here.
Yes, this is a steaming pile for The Usual Suspects.
She just needs to cite the coverage of the fake news media telling the world she was delusional, crazy, and all this was nonsense...
I would love to know what Rush’s thoughts are on this.
see my post #11
post #8 was the initial flip-off
"- This defamation lawsuit is yet another attempt to silence critics and citizens who want to investigate voter fraud. The statements Dominion claims are defamatory are actually protected speech under the First Amendment because they deal with matters of public concern, i.e., election integrity. The Fake News media and their allies are spinning meritless claims because their arguments have neither the facts nor the law needed to hold up in a courtroom.
- The statements complained of are also protected because Dominion is a public figure and must prove that Ms. Powell acted with malice. This is impossible, as Ms. Powell’s lawyer has explained, because Ms. Powell’s statements were based on sworn affidavits, declarations, expert reports and documentary evidence. She presented this evidence for all to see in four court filings and on her website.
- Contrary to what the Fake News is pushing, Sidney did NOT claim in court that ‘no reasonable person would believe her claims’. The press is using twisted legalese and manipulating the legal standard to confuse the issue, as they have done before in other high-profile cases. Ms. Powell’s statements were legal opinions that she stands behind, as they were based on sworn affidavits, declarations, expert reports and documentary evidence.
- Dominion claims that the evidence Ms. Powell relied upon to assert her claims concerning the lack of election integrity is incredible and not believable. Ms. Powell responded by pointing out that her assertions were her legal opinions based on the evidence she presented to four different courts. Accordingly, her statements are not subject to challenge under defamation law."
She’ll be lucky if she lands a job mopping floors at MacDonalds after this.
I think she offers a solid defense considering she’s a KooK only taken seriously by fellow KooKs.
I think these people were out there to deliberatly sabotage Trump.
Wonder when her check from Soros will clear?
I believe the election was rigged and Dominion was all over it - they just covered their tracks so well it’s going to be impossible for Powell to prove - and she knows it.
If Dominion goes ahead, she is in deep trouble.
People are being stupid. Dominion started in their filing that her claims were outlandish, impossible, and completely not believable. And she is merely making a legal argument that if no reasonable person would find her claim plausible, then dominion wasn’t defamed and there is nothing to test in court.
She isn’t backing down and her claims were accurate. But she is merely using he words of dominion against them in a legal sense.
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