Dominion Voting Systems employed non-public investigators to trace down pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell so the corporate can serve her with a defamation lawsuit, in accordance with a current court docket submitting.
Powell has gone to extraordinary lengths to keep away from being served with the lawsuit, Dominion claimed in a current submitting, alleging that she “evaded” the lawsuit for weeks, forcing Dominion “to incur pointless bills for extraordinary measures to impact service, together with hiring non-public investigators and pursuing Powell throughout state traces.”
On Monday, Powell filed a movement searching for extra time to reply to the lawsuit, which accuses her of creating defamatory statements about Dominion and its position within the 2020 presidential election.
Powell’s lawyer, Howard Kleinhendler, denied that his consumer was intentionally avoiding Dominion’s lawsuit, saying she “commonly travels as a part of her work.”
“Sadly, for the previous a number of months Ms. Powell has needed to take additional precautions regarding her safety, which can have made serving her harder,” Kleinhendler said in a statement to Politico. “Ms. Powell had no cause to evade service as she appears ahead to defending herself in court docket.”
Dominion filed a lawsuit towards Powell in December, demanding that she pay $1.3 billion in damages.
“Powell’s wild accusations are demonstrably false. … The viral disinformation marketing campaign has irreparably broken Dominion’s fame,” the corporate’s lawsuit stated. “Dominion brings this motion to set the file straight, to vindicate the corporate’s rights below civil legislation, to get well compensatory and punitive damages, to hunt a narrowly tailor-made injunction, and to face up for itself and its staff.”
Dominion has additionally sued former President Trump’s private lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, and threatened to take Trump ally and MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell to court docket if he continued to repeat Powell’s allegations.
“Let me say this: Mike Lindell is begging to be sued, and in some unspecified time in the future we could effectively oblige him,” Dominion spokesman Michael Metal stated.