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Report: Carlson's Private Messages Caused 'Crisis' at Fox

'Highly offensive' comments risked further embarrassment for the company: 'NYT'

(Newser) - The "breaking point" between Tucker Carlson and Fox News came after Fox's top brass learned of "highly offensive" private messages sent by the host, including one referring to a senior executive, the New York Times reports. The messages, uncovered through Dominion Voting Systems' defamation trial against Fox,...

Murdoch Avoided the Stand, but Worse Could Be Coming
Despite Settlement, Nightmare
May Not Be Over for Fox
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Despite Settlement, Nightmare May Not Be Over for Fox

'Time' suggests Fox Corporation's board could face 'serious claims of negligence'

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch was saved from taking the stand when Fox News agreed to "the largest publicly disclosed payout to settle a media libel case in the US" on Tuesday, per the Guardian . Dominion Voting Systems, which accused Fox of knowingly spouting false claims that its systems were used to...

Congratulations, Rupert: 5 Takes on Fox Settlement
5 Takes on the Big
Fox News Settlement

5 Takes on the Big Fox News Settlement

Some see the big sum as a deterrent, others see that view as naive

(Newser) - Is it a win for Fox News? Or maybe Dominion? Now that Fox has agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 million for airing false claims about rigged machines, observers are assessing the settlement that avoids a high-profile trial. Some early takes:
  • Win for Murdoch: At Slate , Jack Shafer

Fox Settlement Among Biggest in History

But it doesn't include an apology to Dominion

(Newser) - Fox reached a $787.5 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems Tuesday, avoiding a trial at the last minute with what is believed to be the biggest defamation settlement in US history. The New York Times reports that while the terms of settlements aren't always publicly disclosed, the only...

Fox Defamation Trial Abruptly Called Off
Dominion Says Fox
Settled Case for $787.5M

Dominion Says Fox Settled Case for $787.5M

Defamation trial was abruptly called off

(Newser) - This story has been updated with new developments. The judge overseeing Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox announced Tuesday that the parties "have resolved their case" and dismissed the jury just as the trial was to begin . The announcement averts a prolonged trial in a case that exposed...

Fox-Dominion Lawsuit Hinges on Two Words: 'Actual Malice'
Fox-Dominion Suit to Open
With Big Stakes All Around
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Fox-Dominion Suit to Open With Big Stakes All Around

Much hinges on whether jury thinks network hosts acted with 'actual malice'

(Newser) - It looks like Dominion Voting System's massive defamation lawsuit against Fox News is going to trial after all. A one-day delay in the proceedings on Monday prompted speculation that a settlement was in the works, but the trial is now on track to begin Tuesday morning in a courtroom...

Trump Tells Murdoch to Stick to Fraud Story

Fox Corp. chairman also urged to 'just tell the truth' if he testifies in lawsuit

(Newser) - If the Dominion Voting Machines-Fox News defamation case reaches a jury trial, media mogul Rupert Murdoch might have to take the stand. On Monday, former President Donald Trump— fresh off being deposed himself in a civil lawsuit—offered unsolicited advice on how to testify, the Hill reports, telling Murdoch to...

Judge Slaps Sanctions on Fox in Dominion Case

Company showed network didn't provide information during discovery, which court calls 'a problem'

(Newser) - A day after scolding Fox News in court, the judge handling the case involving a defamation lawsuit filed by Dominion Voting Systems sanctioned the network over withholding evidence and warned an investigation and censure could be next. The sanction was imposed Wednesday after recordings were played in court that Fox...

Judge Orders a Trial for Dominion-Fox Case

Nothing the network said about the voting machine company was true, scathing ruling says

(Newser) - In a defeat for Fox News, a judge on Friday ordered that a jury trial be held to decide Dominion Voting Systems' defamation lawsuit against the network over its coverage of the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election. Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric Davis ruled that Dominion has already proven...

Fox Chief Described Fact-Check as 'Bad for Business'

'This has to stop now,' she wrote in email after correspondent debunked election claims

(Newser) - "This has to stop now," Fox News chief executive Suzanne Scott wrote to another exec after one of the network's correspondents fact-checked some of then-President Trump's falsehoods about his election loss. In emails released Wednesday as part of Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit...

Fox News Sues Its Own Producer
Fox News Sues
Its Own Producer

Fox News Sues Its Own Producer

Abby Grossberg is also suing Fox, claims she was pressured to protect higher-ups in Dominion case

(Newser) - A Fox News producer is suing her own company, which is accused of airing false election fraud claims, saying executives pressured her into taking the blame in order to protect higher-ups and hosts, including Tucker Carlson . Abby Grossberg, who worked with Maria Bartiromo from 2020-2021 before joining Tucker Carlson Tonight,...

Tucker Carlson on Trump: 'There Isn't Really an Upside'

Latest round of private texts, messages revealed in court filings around Dominion suit against Fox

(Newser) - We've already seen some court filings released in Dominion Voting Systems' $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit against Fox News, and now a new round has dropped—this time revealing intense feelings from Tucker Carlson against former President Trump. The Daily Beast reports that hundreds of pages of new internal...

'Election Was Not Stolen,' Murdoch Said Under Oath

In defamation lawsuit, Fox chair testified that 2020 election was 'free and fair'

(Newser) - Fox Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch said under oath that he believes the 2020 presidential election was free, fair, and not stolen, according to court filings released Tuesday in a voting machine company’s defamation lawsuit over Fox News’ coverage of former President Donald Trump’s unfounded election fraud claims. In...

Trump Responds to Rupert Murdoch's Testimony

Not surprisingly, he isn't pleased about it

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch testified last month that some Fox News hosts endorsed former President Trump's false claims of fraud in the 2020 presidential election, and after the testimony was released Monday , you can bet Trump had something to say about it. In Truth Social posts cited by the BBC and...

In Private, Fox Stars Mocked Election Fraud Claims
In Private, Fox Stars
Mocked Election Fraud Claims

In Private, Fox Stars Mocked Election Fraud Claims

Text messages from Carlson, Hannity, Ingraham appear in Dominion lawsuit filing

(Newser) - Fox News hosts and execs not only didn't believe the election fraud claims the network gave a lot of airtime to in 2020, they privately mocked guests like Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, according to a Thursday filing in Dominion Voting System's defamation lawsuit against the...

Rupert Murdoch Is Getting Deposed by Dominion

Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox News, Fox Corp

(Newser) - Rupert Murdoch will be the highest-profile person to be deposed by Dominion Voting Systems in its defamation lawsuit against Fox News. Murdoch, who owns Fox parent company Fox Corp, will have to answer questions under oath on Dec. 13 and 14, the Washington Post reports. Dominion says the conservative network...

SCOTUS Won't Block Defamation Suit Against Lindell

MyPillow CEO is being sued by Dominion Voting Systems

(Newser) - In February 2021, MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell said he was "very happy" to be sued by Dominion Voting Systems over his claims that the company rigged its machines to deliver an election victory for President Biden in 2020. The $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit is proceeding, but Lindell is...

Colo. County Clerk Charged With Election-Related Felonies

Republican allegedly allowed unauthorized person to access voting machines

(Newser) - A Republican county clerk in Colorado and her deputy have been charged with multiple felonies connected to tampering with election equipment as part of an alleged effort to support Donald Trump's election fraud claims. NPR reports that the "laundry list" of charges against Mesa County Clerk and Recorder...

Report: Trump Campaign Memo Debunked Claims on Dominion

Lawyers touted baseless claims after Nov. 14 memo declared them false, per 'NYT'

(Newser) - The Trump campaign knew claims that Dominion used its voting machines to rig the 2020 presidential election were baseless within days of the election, before lawsuits were filed to that effect and lawyers touted the claims as fact in a Nov. 19 televised press conference , the New York Times reports....

Dominion Voting Systems Case Can Head Toward Trial: Judge

Judge clears way for case against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Lindell to proceed

(Newser) - A federal judge cleared the way Wednesday for a defamation case by Dominion Voting Systems to proceed against Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Lindell, allies of former President Trump who had all falsely accused the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election. US District Judge Carl Nichols ruled that...

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