Election software company Smartmatic sued Fox News Media, attorney Sidney Powell, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, and others, in which they accused them of “engaging in a conspiracy to spread false information. on Smartmatic ”after the 2020 presidential election.
Smartmatic is asking for at least $ 2.7 billion in damages for losses caused by what they say is a “false information campaign” against the company. Smartmatic alleges that the defendants misstated the company’s role in the 2020 election, the nature of the company and its connection to Venezuela.
The lawsuit claims this “misinformation” has helped enrich defendants, who have attracted more viewers or readers, donated money, or obtained “support for the impending government. . “
“Smartmatic’s losses are what the Defendant obtained,” lawsuit claims. “They lied. And they did so on purpose. Smartmatic seeks to hold them accountable for those lies and the damage caused by their lies. ”
Fox News Media and attorney Powell have denied the claims of the lawsuit. A Fox News Media spokesperson described the lawsuit as “futile” in an emailed statement to The Epoch Times.
“FOX News Media is committed to providing full context for every story with in-depth reporting and clear opinions. We are proud of our 2020 election coverage and will strongly defend against this pointless lawsuit in court, ” written statement.
In December 2020, the broadcaster decided to broadcast several challenging segments and explore the claims made in its earlier reports after Smartmatic accused the reports of containing “false claims. truth and defamation ”and threats of litigation. The segments were broadcast on Fox News, Fox Business Network shows and invited Eddie Perez, an expert from the Independent Open Source Voting Technology Institute, to talk about some of the claims.
During those interviews, Mr. Perez told the hosts that he did not discover any evidence that Smartmatic software was used to change votes anywhere in the United States. election in November 2020.
Ms. Powell also responded to the lawsuit with an emailed statement to The Epoch Times: “The counter will be very strong,” quoted the oath on which she relied on her statement.
Giuliani’s press office did not immediately respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment.
Smartmatic said in the 2020 election it will only provide voting technology, systems integration, software development and logistics to Los Angeles County, California.
The company filed their complaint with the New York State Court in Manhattan.
The lawsuit also named Fox News employees Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo and Jeanine Pirro as defendants.
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