Fox News' attempt to shut down Dominion's defamation lawsuit fails

Fox News' attempt to shut down Dominion's defamation lawsuit fails
President Donald J. Trump listens to a question from the audience during a live Fox News Channel town hall event with moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum on Thursday, March 5, 2020, at the Scranton Cultural Center in Scranton, Pa. (Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead)

Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News can move forward, a Delaware state judge ruled Thursday.

Law & Crime reports Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis wrote, “For purposes of the Motion, the Court must view all well-pled facts alleged in the Complaint as true and in a light most favorable to Dominion,” but added clearly, “If the plaintiff offers ‘some direct evidence’ that the statement ‘was probably false,’ the Court can infer that the defendant ‘inten[ded] to avoid the truth.’

The far right wing cable network is being sued for giving “fictions a prominence they otherwise would never have achieved,” Dominion said in its lawsuit back in March, turning “a small flame…into a forest fire.”

“With Fox’s global platform,” Dominion’s 138-page lawsuit contents, “an audience of hundreds of millions, and the inevitable and extensive republication and dissemination of the falsehoods through social media, these lies deeply damaged Dominion’s once-thriving business.”

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In a statement Fox News called the lawsuit an “all-out assault on the First Amendment.”

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