Dominion Voting Systems employee sues Trump campaign for defamation
(Reuters) - A Dominion Voting Systems executive has sued President Donald Trump's re-election campaign in Colorado court for spreading false conspiracy theories related to the November presidential election that Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
Eric Coomer, director of product strategy and security for the voting technology company, sued Trump's campaign and officers, including attorney Sidney Powell and President Rudy Giuliani's personal attorney, for defamation. This emerges from a December 22 court document reported by Colorado Public Radio.
The filing in the State District Court in Denver said the defendants, including pro-Trump news outlets One America News Network and Newsmax Media, made unsubstantiated claims that Coomer was "at the center of a national conspiracy to defraud the President of the United States to choose." . "
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The lawsuit alleges that Trump's campaign and agents "produced and spread a false narrative" that Dominion "conspired to rig its equipment and election in favor of President-elect Biden," with "devastating consequences" , including death threats, which Coomer reportedly left home for fear for his safety.
"The defendants' actions have brought Dr. Coomer into the national limelight, invading his privacy, threatening his safety and fundamentally defaming his reputation in this country," the document reads.
Trump, who refused to admit his electoral defeat and continues to make unsubstantiated claims of widespread electoral fraud, routinely lost court cases he and his supporters filed across the country trying to reverse the election results.
Trump's campaign did not immediately respond to Reuters' request for comment on the lawsuit. A call to Powell's Texas law firm was not answered outside of business hours.
Reuters could not reach Giuliani for comment.
Herring Networks Inc, the owner of One America News, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
A call to Newsmax's office was not answered outside of business hours.
Reuters and other news outlets exposed various allegations widespread on social media following the November 3 election that Dominion was linked to election fraud.
Biden is slated to be inaugurated as President on January 20th.
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