Following months of baseless claims from ex-president Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani that Dominion Voting Systems somehow rigged the elections in favor of Joe Biden in 3 November’s presidential election, the company has now filed a defamation lawsuit against Giuliani.
The lawsuit is 107 pages long and has been filed by the company in the Federal District Court in Washington D.C. on Monday. It accuses Giuliani of carrying out ‘a viral disinformation campaign about Dominion that was made up of ‘demonstrably false’ allegations.
The lawsuit is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages and is based on more than 50 statements made by Giuliani on Twitter, media, and his own podcast.
In the statements, Giuliani claimed that Dominion rigged its systems to flip the votes from Trump to Biden.
Giuliani himself had filed around 50 lawsuits in several states where Trump lost in an attempt to overturn the election, but there is absolutely no evidence for his claims of widespread fraud in the election.
Moreover, the chairman of the New York State Senate’s Judiciary Committee formally requested that Giuliani has his law license revoked by the court because of his false claims.
The lawsuit also claims that Giuliani’s false claims about Dominion oiled the fire which led to the Capitol riots that took place on January 6.
This is what the lawsuit states:
“Having been deceived by Giuliani and his allies into thinking that they were not criminals — but patriots ‘Defend[ing] the Republic’ from Dominion and its co-conspirators — they then bragged about their involvement in the crime on social media,”