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Sidney Powell Seeks to Toss Out Dominion Voting Defamation Suit

In January, John Poulos, the CEO of Dominion, said that Powell bore some of the blame for stirring up the January 6 Capitol riots - which showed how unsafe her rhetoric was.

In January, Dominion sued Powell for $1.3 billion, claiming that she knowingly spread false information and that her actions harmed the company.

Powell, represented by three lawyers, argued that claims she made about Denver-based Dominion were protected by the right to free speech under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution.

Former Trump campaign attorney Sidney Powell asked a judge to dismiss a defamation suit filed against her by Dominion Voting Systems Inc., the election software company she accused of hatching a vast conspiracy to steal the election for Democrats.

Powell's counsel went on to assert, "Such characterizations of the allegedly defamatory statements further support Defendants' position that reasonable people would not accept such statements as fact but view them only as claims that await testing by the courts through the adversary process".

"Notably, one of the focal points of the Complaint is the press conference held by Sidney Powell and others on November 19, 2020 at the Republican National Committee headquarters in Washington, D.C.", the attorneys wrote. Her argument, which Law and Crime has in full, is that Powell was clearly making "highly charged and political" statements to describe why she had filed lawsuits on behalf of Trump arguing that Dominion was involved in a vast conspiracy to steal the election from him.

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In court documents, Powell's lawyers highlighted previous rulings that characterize political language as "often vituperative, abusive and inexact", and state that it is a "well recognized principle that political statements are inherently prone to exaggeration and hyperbole", Forbes reported.

Powell doubled down on her conspiracy theories more than a month after the election results were settled.

Dominion has also filed $1.3 billion defamation lawsuits against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell and against Giuliani, arguing that they, like Powell, damaged its reputation with baseless claims against its voting machines.

The new filing does not address numerous points in Dominion's original lawsuit, including that Powell submitted modified documentation about the company's certificate to provide election technology in Georgia.

A litany of legal challenges await Powell after her failed election lawsuits.



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