Dominion Voting Systems announced on Jan. 25 that it’s filing a lawsuit against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who filed lawsuits and held public hearings on behalf of former President Donald Trump to overturn the Nov. 3 election results due to allegations of fraud.
“Rudy Giuliani actively propagated disinformation to purposefully mislead voters. Because Giuliani and others incessantly repeated the false claims about my company on a range of media platforms, some of our own family and friends are among the Americans who were duped,” Dominion said in a statement explaining its $1.3 billion lawsuit against the former mayor.
Dominion has already filed a lawsuit against lawyer Sidney Powell, who filed third-party suits on behalf of Trump.
“Giuliani continues to make demonstrably false claims, and we intend to hold him, and others who spread disinformation, to account,” according to Dominion’s statement. “Although no amount of money will repair the damage done, we must pursue justice to expose how disinformation was maliciously created and purposely spread to deceive the American people.”
In a statement to The Epoch Times, Giuliani said that “the amount being asked for is, quite obviously, intended to frighten people of faint heart.”
The former mayor said he will look into counter-suing the firm.
“It is another act of intimidation by the hate-filled left-wing to wipe out and censor the exercise of free speech, as well as the ability of lawyers to defend their clients vigorously,” Giuliani said.
According to Dominion’s website, the company supplies voting machines and other election equipment to 40 percent of U.S. voters.
The Denver-based firm became the target of allegations that its equipment was used to alter votes during the November elections, which the company has denied and said damaged its reputation and led to death threats against employees.
Dominion officials have said the firm is preparing to take legal action against other individuals, saying they defamed the company.