Dominion Voting Systems is suing Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani for defamation on Monday seeking $1.3 billion.
First reported this morning in The New York Times, Dominion said in a 107-page complaint filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that
“as a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Giuliani”
in conjunction with other Trump allies and pro-Trump media outlets…
Dominion’s founder and employees have been harassed and received death threats, and Dominion has suffered unprecedented and irreparable harm.
Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process.”
The company accuses Giuliani of making false and defamatory statements about Dominion on his Twitter account, on his radio and podcast shows, in televised media appearances and at the rally that Trump held before his supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6.
The lawsuit comes after Dominion sued lawyer Sidney Powell, who pushed Trump’s attempts to overturn election results, for defamation earlier this month for the same magic amount; $1.3 billion.
“This was the worst election in American history. This election was stolen.— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) January 6, 2021
“It has to be vindicated to save our country.
“This is bigger than Donald Trump. This is bigger than you and me. This is about these monuments and what they stand for.” – @RudyGiuliani
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