From the New York Times:
Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation lawsuit on Monday against Rudolph W. Giuliani, the lawyer for Donald J. Trump and former mayor of New York City who played a key role in the former president’s months long effort to subvert the 2020 election.
The 107-page lawsuit, filed in the Federal District Court in Washington, accuses Mr. Giuliani of carrying out “a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion” made up of “demonstrably false” allegations, in part to enrich himself through legal fees and his podcast.
The suit seeks damages of more than $1.3 billion and is based on more than 50 statements Mr. Giuliani made at legislative hearings, on Twitter, on his podcast and in the conservative news media, where he spun a fictitious narrative of a plot by one of the biggest voting machine manufacturers in the country to flip votes to President Biden.
Giuliani told the Times he’s not intimidated and is considering his own counter-suit.
The former New York City mayor has received a lot of pushback to his efforts to overturn the election results. The chairman of the New York State Senate’s judiciary committee formally requested that the state court system revoke Giuliani’s law license.
By the end of Trump’s time in office, even the Donald had turned on Giuliani as reports indicate he instructed aides to not to pay Giuliani’s $20K-a-day legal fees.
Earlier this month, Dominion filed a similar lawsuit against Giuliani’s colleague on Trump’s conspiracy pushing legal team, Sidney Powell.
Dominion Voting Systems has sued former President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages for defamation after he pushed a disinformation campaign about 2020 election fraud https://t.co/uJwToIEjHA
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) January 25, 2021
Dominion Voting Systems is suing Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani, seeking $1.3 billion for defamation over his claims of voter fraud.
The voting machine company says its employees have faced death threats and harassment. Reminder: There was no evidence of fraud in the election. pic.twitter.com/V5tWrOV2Uc
— AJ+ (@ajplus) January 25, 2021