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Dominion filing $1.7 billion lawsuit against OAN, with focus on Arizona's election audit

"OAN helped create and cultivate an alternate reality where up is down, pigs have wings," the company's lawsuit said.

ARIZONA, USA — Editor's note: The above video aired during a previous broadcast.

Dominion Voting Systems is seeking $1.7 billion in damages and is targeting media company One America News Network (OAN) and its associates for spreading debunked claims of election fraud.

Dominion's lawsuit says that OAN "manufactured, endorsed, repeated, and broadcast a series of verifiably false yet devastating lies about Dominion."

Arizona is specifically mentioned 74 times in the lawsuit, with a focus on the state's Senate GOP's recount of the 2020 election. 

The lawsuit takes issue with the fact that Cristina Bobb, a host for OAN, launched a campaign to raise money for Arizona's "sham audit." The lawsuit also lists OAN being given exclusive media rights for the recount as another issue.

"OAN’s Christina Bobb...crossed journalism ethical lines and raised funds for the sham audit," the lawsuit said.

"These efforts resulted in a sham “audit” of the 2020 Presidential Election in Maricopa County, Arizona, generating additional fodder for OAN to use in its defamatory campaign against Dominion—with OAN given the exclusive right to broadcast the proceedings." 

The lawsuit listed the defendants as:

  • Christina Bobb, OAN Show Host
  • Herring Networks Inc., the owning company of OAN
  • Charles Herring, Herring Networks President
  • Robert Herring Sr., Herring Networks CEO
  • Chanel Rion, OAN White House Correspondent

Dominion also mentioned other subjects in the lawsuit that spread debunked election claims including Fox News, Sidney Powell, Rudy Giuliani, and Mike Lindell. Dominion also has ongoing lawsuits with these individuals seeking damages for the same reasons.

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Read Dominion's full lawsuit against OAN here:

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