A defamation law firm representing Dominion Voting Systems has sent letters to conservative cable news channels Fox News, Newsmax and One America News warning them of its intention to file a lawsuit against the false and bizarre allegations of electoral fraud. made about the company on its radio waves.
Powerful defamation lawyer Tom Clare, from the aggressive law firm Clare Locke, told The Daily Beast that he sent legal letters to Newsmax, Fox and OAN on behalf of Dominion Voting Systems, predicting that the matter will end in court.
“I think it is fair to say that in January we will pull the trigger on several lawsuits. The damage they have done has already been enormous, ”he said of networks that spread glaring falsehoods about electoral fraud.
“The time for a retraction is not now, but weeks ago. I am sure that a retraction does not undo the damage, but it is the right thing, regardless of the dispute ”, he added.
Newsmax and OAN representatives did not immediately respond to a request for comment. A Fox News spokesman told The Daily Beast an interview the network did with a Dominion representative who told anchor Eric Shawn that it was “physically impossible” to exchange votes.
Communication with the networks that drive Trump comes in the wake of similar letters sent to White House lawyer Pat Cipollone and President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani. Clare Locke told the White House and Giuliani to preserve all records related to Dominion, which has been at the center of Trump’s unfounded conspiracies about widespread electoral fraud.
“What this company is going through in terms of threats to its business due to the damage to reputation that no company should suffer,” added Clare.
“You have likely false claims that have been repeatedly rejected by the courts with no evidence ever shown to support them and massive damage.”
On Tuesday, a Dominion executive filed his own separate lawsuit against Giuliani, former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell, One America News, Newsmax and other right-wing vehicles, accusing lawyers and networks of conspiracy traffickers of causing “incalculable damages” due to their “defrauded” electoral claims. The domain is not part of that suit.
Seeking compensation, as well as public retraction from all parties, Dominion’s director of product and safety strategy, Eric Coomer, says his lawsuit is “an effort to undo as much damage as possible to me, my family , my life and my livelihood as a result of the numerous false public statements that I was somehow responsible for ‘manipulating’ the 2020 presidential election ”.
Dominion is not the only electronic voting machine that is threatening legal action against the conservative media for giving oxygen to Powell and Giuliani’s baseless allegations that millions of votes were “stolen” from Trump because of a nefarious international plot involving corrupt voting software.
Smartmatic, accused of allying itself with dictator Hugo Chávez for a long time and liberal philanthropist George Soros, sent letters to Fox News, Newsmax and OAN demanding the full retraction of the allegations made in its radio waves. Fox and Newsmax would end up running multiple segments in their programs, unmasking the false electoral claims made about the company.
Meanwhile, One America News refused to issue any corrections or clarifications and continued to air segments and reports alleging that both voting system firms potentially turned votes for President-elect Joe Biden.