- Dominion Voting Systems is “definitely” launching new lawsuits against those who have made false allegations about its role in the 2020 election, CEO John Poulos told CNBC.
- Dominion has filed a defamation lawsuit against Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, CEO of MyPillow, Mike Lindell, and Trump’s attorney, Sidney Powell.
- Asked if Dominion would sue Fox News, Poulos said, “We’re not ousting anyone.”
Dominion Voting Systems, the primary target of unfounded conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, is “definitely” launching new lawsuits against those who made these false allegations, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.
CEO John Poulos, whose company filed a $ 1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell the day before, confirmed that further legal action is expected in an interview with CNBC Eamon Javers on “Closing Bell.”
“It’s definitely not the last lawsuit,” Poulos said.
Asked if Dominion would sue Fox News, Poulos said, “We’re not ousting anyone.”
Fox spokespersons did not respond directly to CNBC’s request for comment on Poulos ’comments.
Since January, the ruling has also filed a lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell.
A combination of Mike Lindell, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, against whom Dominion Voting Systems is suing.
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They and Lindell are all accused of causing “irreparable damage” to Dominion through their conspiracy claims, which, among other things, suggest or specifically allege that the company was involved in stealing President Joe Biden’s 2020 election.
Dominion also accuses these defendants of making a profit, directly or indirectly, by spreading false election conspiracies about the company.
The three lawsuits were all filed in federal court in Washington DC, and each is claiming more than $ 1.3 billion in damages. According to Poulos, this figure is a “preliminary estimate” of the damage caused to his company as a result of the “viral misinformation campaign.”
“It’s hard to give it a number, but the damage to reputation alone was devastating to us,” Poulos told CNBC.
He insisted that the “bigger point” in Lindell, Giuliani and Powell’s lawsuit was indeed to bring the facts before a court where the evidence would be properly judged. “
Withdrawing MyPillow from the store is “not the endgame,” Poulos said.
According to the lawsuit against Lindell, the pillow mogul, who became famous partly for his frequent appearances in commercials on Fox News and partly for his association with Trump, called for false conspiracies over Dominion “because the lie sells pillows.”
Lindell has repeatedly claimed – including in a two-hour documentary-style film aired in conservative media in February – that Dominion’s algorithms were programmed to steal votes from Trump.
Dominion directly denied this and several other conspiracies about its equipment and practices.
MyPillow’s defamatory marketing campaign – with promotional codes like “FightforTrump”, “45”, “Proof” and “QAnon” – has increased MyPillow’s sales by 30-40% and continues to deceive people into making election choices. the outrage of a lie should be channeled into pillow purchases, ”Dominion’s legal complaint says.
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