The lawsuit filed against him by an automatic ballot box company
A U.S. automatic ballot box company has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against former President Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani, accusing him of defamation over Giuliani’s allegations of extensive fraud in the presidential election.
Denver-based Dominion Voting Systems previously filed a lawsuit against Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell, also accusing him of spreading false conspiracy theories about the election that Trump lost to Democrat Joe Biden.
Senior Dominion staffer Eric Coomer also filed a defamation suit against Trump headquarters, claiming he had to go into hiding because of threats from Trump supporters.
Giuliani and his attorney Robert Costello have not yet commented.
Giuliani is not retracting his statements about the election. On a radio show last week, he said he was under attack for “exercising his right to free speech and protecting his client.”
Dominion is seeking $1.3 billion in compensation from Giuliani, claiming that his statements caused millions of people to believe the company stole their votes.
Dominion said it filed the lawsuit “to set the record straight” and “to stand up for itself, for its employees, and for the electoral process.”
Last week, a group of prominent attorneys asked the New York judiciary to suspend Giuliani’s law license because he has made
false statements in post-election litigation and urged Trump supporters to participate in a “dueling trial” shortly before storming the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.
Dominion’s lawsuit says the company spent $565,000 on private security to protect employees who were threatened.
Dominion, founded in 2002, is a major manufacturer of automatic ballot boxes. During the 2020 election, various machines made by it were used in more than two dozen states.