Law & Crime reports:
Newsmax reached a confidential settlement with and apologized to a Dominion employee who sued the outlet for defamation in December for amplifying a pro-Trump conspiracy theory scapegoating him for the 45th president’s defeat.
Dr. Eric Coomer, the director of product strategy and security for Dominion, filed the lawsuit against more than a dozen entities and people late last year in the Denver County district court.
Branded by certain corners of the political right as in cahoots with antifascist activists to put President Joe Biden into the Oval Office, Coomer said that Donald Trump supporters called him a “traitor” and subjected him to “multiple credible death threats.”
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Newsmax has issued a statement:
Newsmax would like to clarify its coverage of Dr. Coomer and note that while Newsmax initially covered claims by President Trump’s lawyers, supporters and others that Dr. Coomer played a role in manipulating Dominion voting machines, Dominion voting software, and the final vote counts in the 2020 presidential election, Newsmax subsequently found no evidence that such allegations were true.
Many of the states whose results were contested by the Trump campaign after the November 2020 election have conducted extensive recounts and audits, and each of these states certified the results as legal and final.
There are several facts that our viewers should be aware of. Newsmax has found no evidence that Dr. Coomer interfered with Dominion voting machines or voting software in any way, nor that Dr. Coomer ever claimed to have done so.
Nor has Newsmax found any evidence that Dr. Coomer ever participated in any conversation with members of “Antifa,” nor that he was directly involved with any partisan political organization.
Coomer’s suit against the other defendants, including Trump, Giuliani, Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin, and OAN remains active.
Newsmax Disavows List of Election Conspiracy Claims While Settling Defamation Lawsuit by Dominion Employee Originally Tagged as ‘Antifa’https://t.co/k2wxVO8hOa
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