Fox News has told a judge that Dominion Voting Systems has no evidence to support its “staggering” $1.6 billion damages claim in a defamation lawsuit over the network’s coverage of election-rigging conspiracy theories.
Fox made the argument in a counterclaim filed in Delaware Superior Court, the latest development in a legal battle over Fox’s coverage of the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Fox alleged in its filing that Dominion’s damages claim has “no connection” to its value “or any supposed injury it suffered” after the network aired debunked claims that Dominion voting machines were used to rig the election against Republican Donald Trump.
Read the full article. Sound like they expect to lose.
Fox claims Dominion cannot prove $1.6 billion damages in defamation case https://t.co/5An3PMLIZC pic.twitter.com/Hja6AZ1zMe
— Westlaw Today (@WestlawToday) February 17, 2023
“Bartiromo read this email at the time: she responded to Powell saying she had shared this ‘very imp[ortant] info’
with Eric Trump. Powell provided Bartiromo with no other evidence for her claims about Dominion.” https://t.co/LbVefueLhI
— Roger Sollenberger (@SollenbergerRC) February 18, 2023
The source also explained to Powell, per email she forwarded to Bartiromo’s show, that the woman said she knew deceased former Fox CEO Roger Ailes “huddles” every day with Rupert Murdoch about airing anti-Trump material. Bartiromo later testified in deposition it was “nonsense”.
— Hugo Lowell (@hugolowell) February 17, 2023
In Dominion’s latest legal filing, they point out that the main evidence Sidney Powell showed Maria Bartiromo and Lou Dobbs to back her election fraud claims was an email from a crank who also said Scalia was killed in a “weeklong human hunting expedition.” pic.twitter.com/FP1HyDmzqk
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) February 17, 2023