A senior Dominion Voting Systems employee sued the Trump campaign and the president’s supporters for defamation over electoral conspiracy theories.
Eric Coomer was reportedly forced into hiding after being falsely accused by right-wing operators of using his position at the company to help steal Joe Biden’s election.
Mr Coomer, director of product strategy and security for the Denver-based company, has now filed a lawsuit in Colorado against the Trump campaign, Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani.
Also named in the Newsmax and One America News Network lawsuit are OANN reporter Chanel Rion, blogger Michelle Malkin and others.
Mr Coomer’s lawsuit, filed Tuesday in Colorado State District Court in Denver, accuses them of spreading lies and intentionally causing emotional distress and civil conspiracy.
In court documents, Mr Coomer says he has been the subject of death threats, harassment and “untold damage to his reputation as a national expert on voting systems.”
He remains in an undisclosed location for his personal safety, according to reports.
“I have filed a lawsuit in Colorado with the goal of making as much money as possible of the damage done to myself, my family, my life and my livelihood as a result of the numerous public false claims that I ‘was somehow responsible for rigging “the 2020 presidential election,” Coomer said in a statement.
“The widespread dissemination of false conspiracy theories about the 2020 presidential election has had devastating consequences both for me personally and for many of the thousands of election workers and officials in America, Republicans and Democrats, who have cast aside their political convictions to present themselves freely and fairly. and transparent elections. Elections are not about politics; the aim is to accurately compile the votes legally cast. ”
Mr. Trump and his surrogates falsely claimed voter fraud in the battlefield states the president had lost.
But they produced no supporting evidence and were dismissed in courtrooms across the country and unanimously dismissed by the Supreme Court.
Earlier this month, Dominion Voting Systems called on Ms Powell to withdraw her “wild, knowingly baseless and false accusations” regarding the company’s voting machines.
They were at the center of right-wing conspiracies in the aftermath of the elections.
In a letter dated Dec. 16, the company criticized the “coordinated media circus and fundraising program” run by Ms Powell and others, which put the lives of company employees at risk and caused serious harm. enormous damage to society.
“Your far-fetched accusations are patently false,” the letter said, noting that Ms. Powell’s allegations about the company were not brought to court, “effectively denying Dominion the opportunity to refute” the “bogus.” charges ”of its dispute.