Dominion Voting Systems, a major target of unsubstantiated conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election, will “definitely” file more lawsuits against those who made these false claims, the company’s CEO said Tuesday.
CEO John Poulos, whose company had filed a $ 1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, the day before, confirmed in an interview with CNBC’s Eamon Javers on Closing Bell that further legal steps are initiated.
It is “definitely not the last lawsuit,” said Poulos.
When asked directly whether Dominion would sue Fox News, Poulos said, “We’re not excluding anyone.”
Fox spokespersons did not respond directly to CNBC’s request to comment on Poulos’ remarks.
Dominion has also filed lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Rudy Giuliani and pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell since January.
Combination of Mike Lindell, Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell sued by Dominion Voting Systems.
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She and Lindell are all accused of causing “irreparable harm” to Dominion through their conspiracy claims. This includes making a specific reference or claim that the company was involved in efforts to steal President Joe Biden’s 2020 election.
Dominion also accuses each of these defendants of benefiting, directly or indirectly, from spreading false electoral conspiracies about the company.
The three lawsuits have all been filed in federal court in Washington, DC, each seeking more than $ 1.3 billion in damages. Poulos said the figure is a “preliminary estimate” of the damage done to his company by the “Virus Disinformation Campaign”.
“It’s difficult to set a hard number, but the damage to our reputation alone has been devastating,” Poulos told CNBC.
He insisted that the “bigger issue” of suing Lindell, Giuliani and Powell “really is to bring the facts to the table in a court where the evidence will be properly judged.”
Bringing MyPillow out of business is “not the end game,” said Poulos.
The lawsuit against Lindell alleges that the pillow magnate, famous in part for his frequent appearances in Fox News commercials and in part for his association with Trump, made false conspiracies about Dominion “because the lie sells pillows”.
Lindell has made numerous claims – including in a two-hour documentary that aired in conservative media in February – that Dominion’s algorithms were programmed to steal Trump’s votes.
Dominion has directly denied these and numerous other conspiracies regarding its equipment and practices.
“MyPillow’s defamatory marketing campaign – featuring promo codes like” FightforTrump “,” 45 “,” Proof “and” QAnon “- has boosted MyPillow sales by 30-40% and has continued to mislead people into making their choices about pillow purchases redirect, “says Dominion’s legal complaint.