By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent Worthy News
NEW YORK (Worthy News) – The conservative-leaning Fox News Channel and Dominion Voting Systems have reached a $787.5 million out-court settlement agreement, both parties confirmed.
Dominion Voting Systems had sued Fox News for $1.6 billion, alleging the network promoted what it said was then President Donald J. Trump’s “baseless claim” that its machines were used to rig the 2020 presidential election.
Trump lost the vote to Joe Biden. Yet, the parties announced they narrowly prevented a trial shortly after the jury was sworn in.
“Fox has admitted to telling lies,” said John Poulos, the Dominion CEO.
Fox News acknowledged “the court’s rulings finding certain claims about Dominion to be false.”
However, it stressed that this “settlement reflects Fox’s continued commitment to the highest journalistic standards,” the network said.
“We are hopeful that our decision to resolve this dispute with Dominion amicably, instead of the acrimony of a divisive trial, allows the country to move forward from these issues.”
Commentators said the settlement prevented a potentially embarrassing trial for Fox News, where several of its anchors and its founder Rupert Murdoch could be asked to testify.
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