Smartmatic Corporation, which builds voting machines and systems, is joining Dominion Voting Systems in the suing Fox News sweepstakes for its lies about the 2020 election, but is looking for a much larger payout, at 2.7 billion dollars vs. Dominion’s 1.6 billion.
Sooner or later it adds up to real money…
“As Rupert Murdoch’s Fox Corporation battles to contain the Dominion lawsuit scandal that has engulfed its top executives and stars, another crisis is building in the wings that has the potential to cause further turbulence for the media empire.
Smartmatic’s lawsuit against Fox News has attracted only a fraction of the attention garnered by the legal action of Dominion Voting Systems. Yet both firms are suing Fox for defamation related to its coverage of Donald Trump’s stolen-election lie, and both pose a serious threat to Fox’s finances and reputation.
In fact, on paper Smartmatic’s suit appears to be the more dangerous. It’s demanding damages of $2.7bn, compared with Dominion’s $1.6bn.”
Smartmatic, a global election technology company headquartered in London, lodged its defamation suit in February 2021. “The Earth is round,” was the complaint’s striking opening sentence. “Two plus two equals four. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris won the 2020 election … ”
Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo, the former business anchor Lou Dobbs and Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani seem to be in the most hot water as each repeated former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell’s blatant lies that SMARTMATIC was in league with Dominion and deceased (even then) Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez in stealing (which it wasn’t) the 2020 Presidential election for Joe Biden.
I don’t think those three have 2.7 billion laying around, so let’s hope it comes out of Rupert’s cookie jar.
Call To Activism on Twitter has the scoop also, and some observations…
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Counsel for Smartmatic has the advantage of using all the evidence that’s come to light thus far to his or her advantage. Fox is in a corner it can’t get out of & Smartmatic will overpay their counsel just to delay the inevitable. Glorious.
— Monica Graham – Graham Law Firm (@graham_monica) March 13, 2023
I’m here for it.
— T. Beaumont (@Zebrafarm2000) March 13, 2023
That would truly help to Make America Great Again.
— Jeffreedom (@Jeffreedom2) March 13, 2023
— Jim Johnson 🇺🇸⚓️🇺🇦 (@VF24Ordie) March 13, 2023
— Lg Reads (@Lgreads24) March 13, 2023
Fox News has lots of assets, and, thanks to cable fees, plenty of income.
Still 4.3 billion smackers will make even Rupert think twice about spreading malicious lies.
At least one can hope.