Rupert Murdoch will be removed from office next week as part of Dominion Voting Systems’ $1.6 billion ($2.4 billion) defamation lawsuit against Fox News, which involves the media company Conspiracy theory coverage of the 2020 presidential election.
Dominion has been gathering evidence and testimony to help substantiate its allegations that Fox News recklessly aired claims that the voting machine company rigged the election by taking millions of votes away from former President Donald Trump. echo conspiracy theory.
Murdoch, 91, will answer questions under oath via videoconference on Dec. 13 and Dec. 14, according to a notice filed Monday in Delaware Superior Court.
The case against Fox News was overseen by Judge Eric M. Davis, who denied the company’s December 2021 motion to dismiss.
In his ruling, Davis said Fox had enough information at the time of the broadcast to note that the conspiracy theory “could be false.”
Davis also allowed Dominion’s separate case against Fox parent Fox Corp. to proceed, ruling in June that Dominion had shown that Rupert and his son Lachlan Murdoch may have acted in directing the network to spread conspiracy theories. “actual malice”.
Fox spokesman Brian Nick declined to comment.
Fox News has repeatedly denied wrongdoing, saying the reports — which included guests including former Trump campaign lawyer Sidney Powell and others — covered issues of public interest and were protected by the First Amendment.