Fox News Network has officially elected to settle a defamation lawsuit slammed against the legacy media outlet and former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs coming from a businessman in Venezuela because of a broadcast and its related social media activity circulating around him and the voting software companies during the presidential election of 2020.
Majed Khalil slammed a lawsuit against Fox Corporation, Fox News Network LLC, Lou Dobbs, and attorney Sidney Powell with a complaint that was filed in a New York federal court in 2021.
The complaint was observed by Law and Crime, which alleged that the defendants of the suit accused Khalil and a group of three others of working alongside Dominion and Smartmatic to “rig or fix the results” of the election in favor of President Joe Biden as part of a broadcast and its related Twitter posts from December 10, 2020.
“Here, Defendants repeatedly maintained their claims about Khalil long after Powell’s election fraud theories were challenged,” reads his 26-page opinion and order. “Numerous reports that declared the falsity of the claims against Dominion and Smartmatic and rejected Powell as an accurate source of information gave Defendants reasons to doubt Powell’s veracity and the accuracy of her reports. While the complaint does not allege that the Khalil himself informed Defendants of the falsity of the claims against him, both Smartmatic and Dominion did so. Falsity of the claims against both companies would necessitate falsity of the claims against Plaintiff. Several government agencies stated that there was no evidence of fraud in the election, and even then-President Trump supporters rejected Powell’s accusations.”
As part of a Saturday letter out to Stanton that was co-signed by Khalil attorney Sigmund S. Wissner-Gross and reported on by Law and Crime, Fox attorney K. Winn Allen stated that the parties anticipate the filing of a joint stipulation of dismissal with prejudice at some point early next week.
“The parties are pleased to jointly inform the Court that they have reached a confidential agreement to resolve this matter,” stated Allen.
These claims against Powell have been dismissed, while a judge last fall openly denied the news outlet and Dobbs’ attempts on grounds of the First Amendment, making the claim that they took part in both fair and neutral reporting.
“The 2020 Election is a cyber Pearl Harbor: The leftwing establishment have aligned their forces to overthrow the United States government,” expressed Dobbs in a post to social media from December 10th.
The 2020 Election is a cyber Pearl Harbor:
— Lou Dobbs (@LouDobbs) December 10, 2020