(RepublicanInformer.com)- Finally having to defend herself, Fox News anchor Jeanine Pirro is testifying alongside a number of her coworkers for unfounded allegations against Dominion Voting Systems. A Fox News producer reportedly warned their colleagues in an email that the former Judge may be more of a hassle to keep on the air than she’s worth.
According to NPR, a producer for Fox News was distraught in a November 2020 email to their coworkers. The producer felt that Fox could not permit host Jeanine Pirro to return to the air. The email stated that Pirro was sourcing conspiracies from obscure websites to support Donald Trump’s fabrications that the election was rigged against him as president.
After then-president Trump’s election defeat, his allies at Fox News repeated accusations of widespread voting fraud, making the venerable election software provider the target of their assassination.
In the $1.6 billion slander lawsuit brought by Dominion, Pirro has been subpoenaed to testify with Tucker Carlson, Lou Dobbs, Maria Bartiromo, and Sean Hannity.
The attorneys for Dominion claim that the company has been “irreparably harmed” by the fabrications, conspiracies, and exaggerated claims of election fraud that were broadcast on Fox News.
On the Justice with Judge Jeanine program airing on November 14, 2020, Judge Pirro, a former Westchester County district attorney, asserted that ballots were “switched” from Donald Trump to President-elect Joe Biden.
According to the allegations, six thousand votes from Trump to Biden were allegedly altered.
Affidavits and repeated complaints about people receiving multiple ballots while not asking for any have been made. Pirro noted that the vote-flipping software had been identified as the Dominion Software System.
In an interview with Trump shortly after the election, the network’s “Money Honey,” Maria Bartiromo, declared, “This is awful, and we cannot allow America’s election to be corrupted.”
The Fox Business host also asserted that a “person in the know” had informed her that Trump had won, although she offered no supporting details or context.
Dominion Voting Systems asserts in the $1.6 billion lawsuit that it will lose more than $500 million over the next eight years due to the cancellation of numerous contracts, including a $10 million contract in Ohio and a $100 million deal in Louisiana, as a result of the conspiracy theories and lies.
Whether Pirro and other Fox workers were aware that they were disseminating malicious lies or not is something that Dominion must “prove.”
Jonathan Peters, a professor of media law at the University of Georgia, said that a case typically considers things such as what the staff knew at the time of publication, the reliability of the sources, if the defendant disregarded obvious indications that the assertions were false, whether the defendant looked into the facts, and what motivations drove the comments.