Former Mayor of New York City Rudy Giuliani addresses delegates on the opening day of the Republican National Convention at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, OH, on July 18, 2016. (Photo by Anthony Behar) *** Please Use Credit from Credit Field ***
NEW YORK (77WABC) – Dominion Voting Systems has filed a lawsuit for $1.3 billion dollars against President Trump’s personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani for defamation. The election technology company is accusing Giuliani for pushing a “Big Lie” about election fraud on his podcast and TV appearances.
“Just as Giuliani and his allies intended, the Big Lie went viral on social media as people tweeted, retweeted, and raged that Dominion had stolen their votes. While some lies — little lies — flare up on social media and die with the next news cycle, the Big Lie was different,” lawyers for Dominion wrote in the lawsuit, filed in DC District Court on Monday morning. “The harm to Dominion’s business and reputation is unprecedented and irreparable because of how fervently millions of people believe it.”
The lawsuit notes that while Giuliani spread falsehoods about Dominion being owned by Venezuelan communists and corrupting the election, he did not make those claims in lawsuits he pushed on behalf of Trump.
Giuliani, who is also a host for WABC radio, issued the following statement:
“Dominion’s defamation lawsuit for $1.3B will allow me to investigate their history, finances, and practices fully and completely. The amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart. It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously. As such, we will investigate a countersuit against them for violating these Constitutional rights.” – Rudy Giuliani