Newsmax, a conservative network, issued a public apology to Dominion Voting Systems in response to a defamation lawsuit.
The outlet was ordered to withdraw false claims and retract their allegations against Dominion employee Dr. Eric Coomer, the Director of Product Strategy and Security at Dominion Voting Systems. Following the 2020 Presidential election, Newsmax falsely reported on claims of widespread voter fraud and rigging of the election.
The apology statement reads, “Newsmax has found no evidence that Dr. Coomer interfered with Dominion voting machines or voting software in any way, nor that Dr. Coomer ever claimed to have done so. Nor has Newsmax found any evidence that Dr. Coomer ever participated in any conversation with members of ‘Antifa,’ nor that he was directly involved with any partisan political organization.” The defamation lawsuit was filed in Colorado, the home state of Dominion Voting Systems in December of 2020. Earlier this week, Coomer withdrew his lawsuit ahead of Newsmax’s apology.
Attorneys working on the case state that a financial settlement was reached, although no details were shared. Dr. Coomer is currently engaged in a lawsuit against the Trump campaign, also for defamation. Allegations of election fraud have led to numerous lawsuits, calls for investigations, and election audits. Lawmakers across the country have proposed and enacted new election bills, including Georgia and Florida.
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