Former American president Donald Trump’s lawyer Rudy Giuliani asked the court to throw out the lawsuit by the Dominion Voting Systems alleging that he made false election fraud claims to hawk cigars, supplements and gold coins on a podcast.
Giuliani filed this petition in Washington’s federal court on Wednesday seeking to dismiss the $1.3 billion defamation suit by the Dominion Electronic Voting system. According to the former President Trump’s lawyer, the voting machine company made “false and defamatory statements” about him in its complaint. Giuliani also stated that besides the company failing to establish the court’s jurisdiction over him, they failed to properly state a claim before the presiding judge.
Lawyer Rudy Giuliani is facing a 1.3 billion dollar lawsuit by Dominion voting machine company accusing him of defamation and what they termed as “a big lie.”
This lawsuit came after the Dominion voting system filed a similar case against Trump’s campaign lawyer Sidney Powell, whom the company accused of spreading false information about the September 3rd election that saw Trump lose the election to Joe Biden.
“He and his allies manufactured and disseminated the ‘Big Lie,’ which foreseeably went viral and deceived millions of people into believing that Dominion had stolen their votes and fixed the election”. The company said in the lawsuit
According to the company, their aim of filing the suit was “to set the record straight” and to “stand up for itself, its employees, and the electoral process”.
Having made the sentiments, a group of lawyers wanted the New York Judiciary to suspend his (Rudy Giuliani’s) law license for making false claims about elections.
However, Giuliani stood by his allegations about electoral fraud in one radio show a week earlier where he claimed that he was being castigated for “exercising his right of free speech and defending his client”.