A settlement has been reached in a Venezuelan businessman’s defamation lawsuit against Fox News and host Lou Dobbs over statements accusing him of helping tilt the 2020 presidential election. In a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Louis Lee Stanton filed in the Southern District of New York over the weekend, lawyers for the two parties wrote they had reached an agreement to resolve the matter. Financial terms of the agreement were not specified.
The lawsuit filed last year alleged that Venezuelan businessman Majed Khalil was defamed by Dobbs on Lou Dobbs Tonight and in tweets. Lawyers for Fox and Dobbs had tried to convince U.S. District Judge Louis L. Stanton in Manhattan to toss out the lawsuit before evidence such as depositions and emails could be reviewed, but the judge said Khalil had sufficiently claimed that his reputation was harmed by false accusations.
A number of top Fox News hosts and staffers are among the individuals who are slated to be deposed as part of Dominion Voting Systems’ ongoing defamation lawsuit against the cable giant.
Fox News personalities Maria Bartiromo, Lou Dobbs and Jeanine Pirro contend that they were well within the bounds of First Amendment protection as they covered ultimately false claims that Smartmatic rigged the election results against Donald Trump.
Fox News Media canceled Lou Dobbs Tonight last Friday night and since then the former host, who is one of the network’s most outspoken allies of former president Donald Trump, has been on something of a tear ever since, retweeting dozens of tweets supporting him, including many that criticize Fox.
Fox News has canceled Lou Dobbs Tonight, the program hosted by television’s staunchest supporter of Donald Trump and of his assertions of voter fraud in the 2020 election. Dobbs, 75, remains under contract at Fox News but he will in all likelihood not appear on the company’s networks again.
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Fox Business host Lou Dobbs on Thursday called bombs sent to prominent Democrats including former President Obama, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and CNN “fake bombs” in a tweet that has since been deleted.
press release – henderson 07 Fox Business Network (FBN) has signed a multi-year deal with former CNN anchor Lou Dobbs, announced Kevin Magee, EVP of the network. Dobbs will develop and host a new daily program premiering in the first quarter of 2011. He will also make appearances across a variety of FBN programs to […]