Smartmatic: Fox Hosts Can’t Claim Free Speech Shield

Law & Crime reports:

The 120-page motion, filed Monday evening in New York state court, argued that Fox News and its employees cannot use the First Amendment as a shield against the demonstrably false claims laid out in the initial complaint.

The $2.7 billion suit — which also names Fox personalities Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, former Fox host Lou Dobbs, and lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani — stems from the airing of false claims and assertions that Smartmatic’s voting machines and software were part of a widespread scheme to steal the election from Donald Trump.

Smartmatic said they only provided election services to one county in the 2020 election. That was Los Angeles County, which Joe Biden won.

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