Dominion Voting Systems is suing Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani for defamation.
They accused Giuliani of having “manufactured and disseminated” a false conspiracy theory involving the company’s voting machines, to enrich himself.
The suit seeks damages of more than $1.3 billion and is based on numerous statements Giuliani made about the company at hearings, on social media, on his podcast and elsewhere, where he spun a false narrative claiming that Dominion voting machines flip votes from Donald Trump to President Joe Biden.
“Dominion brings this action to set the record straight, to vindicate the company’s rights under civil law, to recover compensatory and punitive damages, and to stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process,” the lawsuit says.
The suit says Giuliani knows these claims were false since he did not make these allegations in court where he could face legal ramifications for his lies.
Giuliani’s lies “were calculated to provoke outrage and cause Dominion enormous harm,” the suits says. The company has paid more than $500,000 just on security for their staff following these wild accusations which Dominion said also led to the riot at the Capitol on January 6.
This comes after the company sued former Trump attorney Sidney Powell for defamation, seeking the same amount named in the lawsuit against Rudy Giuliani.