Dominion attorney refuses to say if Fox settlement will benefit workers

Dominion attorney refuses to say if Fox settlement will benefit workers
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On Tuesday's edition of Anderson Cooper 360, the CNN namesake host interviewed Davida Brook, an attorney who represented Dominion Voting Systems in a defamation lawsuit that was settled earlier in the day.

Dominion had sought $1.6 billion in damages, but the two parties reached an agreement shortly after the civil trial began and New Castle County, Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis assigned a special master "to oversee the investigation into whether Fox News followed discovery demands," per Raw Story.

Fox will pay Dominion $787.5 million – a significant sum but overall a small penalty for the multi-billion-dollar media giant.

READ MORE: 'The emasculation of Fox News': Internet reacts to $787.5 million Dominion defamation settlement

During their conversation, Cooper asked Brook if Dominion intends to share its monetary winnings with its workers. Brook, however, dodged the question.


These are people as you said, who have spent the last two-and-a-half years receiving vicious and horrific threats on their lives and their livelihood, and to give them the peace to not have to come out here and relive that trauma and do so on such a public stage was something that we were really, really just happy to be able to give to them today.


I don't know if this is a question you can answer, but I think it's a fair question. Are those employees – some of whom are lower-level employees who actually are in the places where the machines are and are the ones getting yelled at – are they gonna share in the bounty of this settlement?


Well, several of our employees are shareholders in the company itself. And so that is a wonderful thing about Dominion and one of the many things about the company that we are so proud of.

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But lower-level employees who are not shareholders, I mean, they're the ones you're saying should get closure. Will there be any, you know, bonuses for them?


The employees I'm talking about who were going to come here and show those stories, many of them are shareholders of this company, Anderson.

Watch below via Mediaite or at this link.

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