On Friday, a Delaware court rejected Fox News’ request to have the $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems over the network dismissed, putting the matter to trial.
It’s going to be up to the jury to decide if the network engaged unlawfully when it made up charges of voter fraud during the 2020 election.
Judge Eric Davis’ decision supported Dominion’s claim that Fox News falsely reported details regarding the manufacturer of voting machines in the weeks following the election, while former President Donald Trump and his supporters circulated claims of fraud.
In his decision, Judge Davis stated, “The evidence collected in this civil suit reveals that it is Absolutely obvious that none of the claims referring to Dominion concerning the 2020 election are truthful.”
Trump’s lawyers claimed frequently that Dominion created false claims regarding the management of the organization after the election and that the company had corrupted votes to favor President Joe Biden.
Dominion’s accusations that Fox News behaved unlawfully whenever it published the misinformation were denied by Davis, and this matter will now be decided at trial. Whether Dominion is eligible for any penalties will also be decided by the jury.