Dominion Voting Systems filed defamation lawsuits Tuesday against One America News Network (OAN), Newsmax Media, and Patrick Byrne, former CEO of Overstock.com, for allegedly engaging in spreading misinformation about the role of Dominion Voting System in the US 2020 general election.
The lawsuits against One America News Network and Patrick Byrne were filed in the US District Court for the District of Columbia, and the lawsuit against Newsmax Media was filed in the US District Court for the District of Delaware.
Each suit alleges that the defendant actively engaged in spreading misinformation centered around Dominion Voting Systems’s role in defrauding voters in the 2020 presidential election with its equipment. In total, these three suits seek $4.8 billion in lost business goodwill, security costs, expenses in combatting the misinformation campaign, and lost profits. Each lawsuit seeks about $1.6 billion.
In a press release, Dominion CEO John Poulos stated that the defendants “recklessly disregarded the truth when they spread lies in November and continue to do so today. . . This barrage of lies by the Defendants and others have caused—and continue to cause—severe damage to our company, customers, and employees.” Dominion reports that its employees have been stalked, harassed, and received death threats, which caused the company to hire security to protect its employees from those threats.
These lawsuits follow other defamation suits initiated by Dominion against Fox News and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell.