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Dominion Voting Systems has filed a massive $1.3 billion defamation suit against lawyer Sydney Powell.
As you know, Powell accused Dominion Voting Systems of being part of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
Dominion’s defamation suit against Powell has been expected, and may be followed with others against the White House, media companies, and various other individuals for allegedly pushing her claims, according to Forbes. The outlet reported:
Dominion has sent letters warning of potential litigation to the White House, Fox News, Newsmax, One America News and a number of Trump-allied individuals, including his lawyer Rudy Giuliani, Rush Limbaugh, Fox News personalities Sean Hannity and Maria Bartiromo, conservative attorney Lin Wood and Melissa Carone, who Giuliani has pushed as a witness to the purported election fraud.
The lawsuit itself hints at further action by the company, asserting in its opening paragraph that Powell did not act alone to push her allegations against the company. It states:
This defamation action arises from statements made by Sidney Powell, who — acting in concert with allies and media outlets determined to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election — caused unprecedented harm. During a Washington, D.C. press conference, a Georgia political rally, and a media blitz, Powell falsely claimed that Dominion had rigged the election, that Dominion was created in Venezuela to rig elections for Hugo Chávez, and that Dominion bribed Georgia officials for a no-bid contract.
Dominion asserts Powell’s allegations are “demonstrably false.”
For Powell’s sake and the sake of all the people in this country who have been led to believe there is evidence of widespread cheating, let’s hope she had a good faith basis and evidence to back up her allegations. Let’s hope she didn’t rile people up for political and personal gain without any real proof.