Rudy Giuliani Hit By Massive Defamation Lawsuit Over Election Lies

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One of the voting system companies that Georgia used in its election, Dominion Voting Systems, filed a defamation lawsuit Monday. It filed against former president Donald Trump and former New York mayor and personal attorney to Trump, Rudolph (Rudy) Giuliani.

The company stated that its reputation was damaged during the president’s smear campaign in preparation for an attempt to overturn the 2020 election. It was a “viral disinformation campaign” that was a “clear and present danger” to the US electoral system. Dominion attorney Thomas Clare added:

‘[I have] boxes of evidence to support his claims.’

The lawsuit addressed Giuliani’s outrageous claim that Venezuela founded Dominion for its leader Hugo Chávez, who is long dead, according to The New York Times:

‘Dominion was not founded in Venezuela to fix elections for Hugo Chávez. It was founded in 2002 in John Poulos’s basement in Toronto to help blind people vote on paper ballots.’

‘Giuliani’s statements were calculated to — and did in fact — provoke outrage and cause Dominion enormous damage.’

Later, the suit commented that Dominion’s US subsidiary headquarters in Denver. Clare spoke in an interview:

‘From a defamation law perspective, it just demonstrates the depth to which these statements sink in to people/ That people don’t just read them and tune them out. It goes to the core of their belief system, which puts them in a position to take action in the real world.’

Dominion CEO John Poulos said his organization was suing Giuliani for two reasons: to correct the record about Dominion and restore trust in America’s elections. Then, Poulos referred to Giuliani’s false information spree:

‘Not only have these lies damaged the good name of my company, but they also undermined trust in American democratic institutions, drowning out the remarkable work of elections officials and workers, who ensured a transparent and secure election. The thousands of hand recounts and audits that proved machines counted accurately continue to be overshadowed by disinformation.’

Dominion said it planned to file additional lawsuits. The Giuliani suit stated that he and other “prominent conservatives and news networks” were involved in the smear campaign. Those others involved were: My-Pillow “Mike Lindell, Lou Dobbs, Fox News, Fox Business, Newsmax, and One America News Network.’

This suit linked Giuliani’s wrong-headed statements about Dominion having an impact on the January insurrection:

‘Having been deceived by Giuliani and his allies into thinking that they were not criminals — but patriots ‘Defend[ing] the Republic’ from Dominion and its co-conspirators — they then bragged about their involvement in the crime on social media.’

Dominion claimed that Giuliani benefitted “significantly” from his lies:

‘[H]e reportedly demanded $20,000 per day [for his legal services and] cashed in by hosting a podcast where he exploited election falsehoods to market gold coins, supplements, cigars, and protection from ‘cyberthieves.’

Dominion attorney Clare was also open to additional litigation:

‘We’re not ruling anybody out. Obviously, this lawsuit against the president’s lawyer moves one step closer to the former president and understanding what his role was and wasn’t.’

Conservative website The American Thinker apologized:

‘[Reports about Dominion] are completely false and have no basis in fact, [and] it was wrong for us to publish these false statements.’

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