Dominion Voting Systems on Tuesday sued two conservative media networks, One America News Network and Newsmax Media, saying they defamed the US voting machine company by spreading false claims that it rigged the 2020 election against then-US President Donald Trump.
Dominion also filed a lawsuit making similar allegations against businessman Patrick Byrne, the former chief executive of online retailer Overstock.com.
The lawsuits are the latest legal actions taken by Denver-based Dominion against Trump allies who amplified false theories about the firm.
In each of the three lawsuits filed on Monday, Dominion is seeking more than $1.6 billion in damages, citing lost profits and other harms.
In a statement, Newsmax said, “While Newsmax has not reviewed the Dominion filing, in its coverage of the 2020 Presidential elections, Newsmax simply reported on allegations made by well-known public figures, including the President, his advisors and members of Congress — Dominion’s action today is a clear attempt to squelch such reporting and undermine a free press.”