Fox News will face the $1.6 billion lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems after the presiding Delaware judge dismissed the former’s petition for dismissal. The Dominion lawsuit claimed that Fox amplified the conspiracy theories that the company’s voting systems made it possible for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden to win the November 2020 presidential elections.
Delaware court judge Eric Davis said in a written ruling that Dominion provided enough evidence to support their case against Fox News. The lawsuit was first filed last March, where the company claimed that Fox News anchors amplified false conspiracy theories in order to boost their ratings.
Lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, along with other Trump campaign supporters, floated allegations of conspiracy theories that involved the company’s technology in rigging the total of votes presented as results of the presidential election.
Fox News Asserts Freedom of Speech as Best Defense
A Fox News spokesperson responded that Dominion’s lawsuit is baseless and that they are ready to defend themselves. Furthermore, the spokesperson added that just like any other news organization in the country, they covered the latest news concerning the 2020 election. The news channel asserts that their goals is to provide the people with full context, which distinct analysis indicates is a thorough method of reporting.
Trump supporters are also facing similar lawsuit file by Dominion and Smartmatic, another technology company that filed a similar lawsuit against Fox News and other Trump allies.