Dominion Voting Systems filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit Friday against Sidney Powell, the former Trump lawyer and federal prosecutor who alleged the company helped to rig the U.S. election for Joe Biden.
"As a result of the defamatory falsehoods peddled by Powell — in concert with like-minded allies and media outlets who were determined to promote a false preconceived narrative — Dominion's founder, Dominion's employees, Georgia's governor, and Georgia's secretary of state have been harassed and have received death threats, and Dominion has suffered enormous harm," said the lawsuit.
Powell previously filed multiple lawsuits in several states against Dominion, aiming to prove the company had bribed public officials and had illegal connections to foreign entities.
"Smartmatic and Dominion were founded by foreign oligarchs and dictators to ensure computerized ballot-stuffing and vote manipulation to whatever level was needed to make certain Venezuelan dictator Hugo Chavez never lost another election," said Powell in November lawsuits filed in Michigan and Georgia.
The 124-page Dominion lawsuit – filed in federal court – says Powell promoted "a false preconceived narrative" regarding the presidential election.