Skip to comments.Dominion Voting Systems sues Newsmax and One America News for 'barrage of lies' targeting the company
Posted on 08/10/2021 10:16:30 AM PDT by Magnatron
Dominion Voting Systems, a technology company that was targeted with disinformation by former President Donald Trump and allies, filed lawsuits on Tuesday against two right-wing television channels, alleging they aided the spread of baseless conspiracy theories about its role in the 2020 election. The lawsuits, which are the latest in a string of legal action from the company, name Newsmax and One America News as defendants. The lawsuit against OAN also named two of the network's far-right personalities, Chanel Rion and Christina Bobb, as well as the network's owners, Robert and Charles Herring. John Poulos, the chief executive of Dominion, said in a statement that the networks "disregarded the truth when they spread lies in November" and that they "continue to do so today."
In the immediate aftermath of the 2020 election, then-President Trump falsely asserted that the election had been rigged against him. His media allies promoted outlandish conspiracy theories about Dominion to support Trump's false claims.
In its lawsuit against Newsmax, Dominion said that the channel "created an entire brand out of defaming" the company. And in its lawsuit against OAN, Dominion said that for the right-wing channel, "facts did not matter."
"What mattered was feeding the audience the alternate reality OAN had helped create and its audience now expected — even if it was spreading false information," Dominion said in its 213- complaint in the District of Columbia District Court. "And the race to the bottom began in earnest, dragging Dominion down with it."
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Have these people never heard of “discovery?”
Lying is not suable in the US.
LIBEL is - but oddly Dominion doesn’t seem to be saying that per se because then they’d have to present evidence.
They didn’t go after Bannon and The Warroom reportage?
That is exactly a great point.
This lawsuit is just to try to scare them away.
Dominion clear threatening the 1st Amendment.
Lindell has much to say right now.
Doesn’t the plaintiff have to surmount NY Times vs. Sullivan first?
Never once heard Newsmax or OANN blame Dominion, but with them filing suit it really makes Dominion look guilty.
They do not go after Jovan Pulitzer either.
They must know they have the judge in their back pocket.
How are they going to demonstrate damages?
name one lie, and prove that it’s a lie- that they stated publicly while KNOWING it was a lie?
How are they going to prove it is a lie?
How are they going to prove that Newsmax KNEW it was a lie?
This is a BS lawsuit. Designed to drain money. Newsmax should immediately file for dismissal and all attorneys fees.
Peoples Republic of DC
How like Dominion to act as if in disagreement in America, what matters is who decides, and we are going to see to it that our folks do.
(Rhymes with: it’s not who votes that counts, it’s who counts the votes. —Stalin)
When someone shows you who they are, believe them.
In their user agreement:
8. Choice of Law. Interpretation of this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Nevada, and the courts of competent jurisdiction located in the State of Nevada will have jurisdiction to hear and determine questions relating to this Agreement.
OAN and Newsmax will fold like cheap suits. Discovery won’t be needed.
so these feckless news stations quit their reporting on it because they thought dominion wouldn’t sue them if they stopped- now they are still getting sued- Gee- who didn’t see that coming?
I just realized why they announced this today.
MIKE LINDELL’S CYBER SYMPOSIUM
This is to scare Newsmax and OAN into not covering it honestly.
Newsmax is already mocking it. Lindell just read off one of their propaganda headlines.
To be fair, the customer there was in Nevada, but nevertheless it is seems cynical for a company legally based in Delaware and actually based somewhere else (China? Venezuela? California ? oh yeah, Colorado) to sue in federal court in DC.
PROVE IT AHOLES!
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