I’ve been wondering when this shoe would drop:
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Friday seeking $1.6 billion in damages against Fox News, arguing that the network knowingly spread misinformation about the company’s role in nonexistent voter fraud.
Why it matters: This is the first time Dominion has sued a media company in its efforts to collect billions in damages from pro-Trump figures who have pushed baseless conspiracy theories about its voting machines.
- Dominion has previously sued Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani, pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell, and the pro-Trump MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell. All have appeared as guests on Fox News.
- Smartmatic, another voting company baselessly accused of taking part in an international communist plot to rig the election for Joe Biden, filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox, some of the network’s top hosts, Giuliani, and Powell in February.
If my math is correct —always a shaky proposition— $1.7 B Ameros + 2.7B Ameros = $4.4B Ameros. And while Uncle Rupert is worth is around $20B Ameros. My guess is losing about a quarter of it over Lord Damp Nut was not really part of his 2021 plans.