The New Paper

February 5, 2021

Smartmatic files defamation lawsuit against Fox News, Giuliani, Powell

Election technology company Smartmatic filed a $2.7B defamation lawsuit against Fox News, three Fox hosts, Rudy Giuliani, and Sidney Powell. The lawsuit alleges that the defendants falsely claimed Smartmatic “fixed and rigged the 2020 election,” causing the company to sustain economic and reputational damage. A spokesperson for Fox News issued a statement defending the network’s election coverage and criticizing the lawsuit as “meritless.”

More context: Dominion Voting Systems filed similar lawsuits against Giuliani and Powell in January.
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