Former New York City mayor, Trump lawyer and Nosferatu cosplayer Rudy Giuliani filed a motion in DC Federal District Court to dismiss the defamation lawsuit by Dominion Voting Systems because, he claims, he didn’t actually defame anyone.
“Giuliani denies that he has defamed Plaintiffs or that he has engaged in any wrongful or malicious conduct toward Plaintiffs,” the motion reads. “Should this matter reach legal or factual adjudication on the merits, Giuliani will provide a vigorous and complete response.”
In what can be described as a “throw everything against a wall and see if anything sticks” legal strategy, Giuliani makes a variety of claims in the motion, including that the Court doesn’t have jurisdiction; that Dominion didn’t *actually* incur any harm; that as a corporation, Dominion can only claim lost profits as damages; and of course, that Giuliani never really said bad things about Dominion.
Dominion filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Giuliani in March after Trump’s legal team, including Giuliani, made public statements that, to paraphrase, Dominion was founded in Venezuela as part of a plot by Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro to undermine the integrity of US elections in 2020 by having integrated software that flipped votes from Donald Trump to Joe Biden in a scheme funded by George Soros and Communist China to keep Deep State operatives in power.
None of that is true, which was proven by multiple recounts of votes across various states that found no irregularities in vote counts reported.
Since coming into the spotlight, the previously little-know Dominion Voting Systems has seen its offices–in Denver, Colorado, and Toronto, Canada (where it was founded in 2002) not Venezuela–threatened and threats levied against its workers. Various Republican-led state legislatures and governors have questioned the accuracy of Dominion tallies, and the state government of Louisiana has revisited a planned RFP for tens of thousands of voting machines because of the bad publicity surrounding Dominion.