Fox News Media just filed a new response on Monday to request Smartmatic to drop its $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against them over voting fraud allegations during the 2020 election.
Fox News hosts Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro and (now former host) Lou Dobbs were targeted in the lawsuit and filed responses as well.
Fox claimed Smartmatic did not prove they were acting maliciously while reporting regarding the election, asking for an end to the voting machine company’s defamation suit.
The media giant noted “virtually every media outlet in the country covered the President’s election-fraud allegations without fear of being sued if they were disproved in court.”
The Fox News Media statement added, “Smartmatic’s efforts to erode that bedrock constitutional protection are dangerous and should be rejected.”
The Fox hosts identified in the defamation suit focused on the claims they did not make defamatory statements, but presented their views as political opinion.
Further, many of Smartmatic’s accusations involved the claims made by guests on Fox News. They argued claims made by others on their programs were the free speech rights of the particular guests.
Smartmatic has certainly made a name for itself in the 2020 election. The company’s ongoing litigation may end up causing additional harm, as the legal actions continue to extend the emphasis of voter fraud allegations.