Fox News settles with Venezuelan businessman in electoral defamation case

Fox News has settled a defamation lawsuit by a Venezuelan businessman who accused the network of making false claims about him and the 2020 election, the man’s lawyers and Fox News said Saturday in a court filing.

Details of the deal were not made public.

“This matter has been resolved amicably by both parties,” a Fox News spokesman said Sunday, declining to comment further.

After the 2020 election, former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs accused the businessman, Majed Khalil, of playing a key role in alleged election rigging against Donald Trump.

In a tweet in which he called the 2020 election a “cyber Pearl Harbor,” Dobbs named Khalil as one of four people he wanted his public to “get acquainted with” for committing alleged voter fraud.

Fox News is still facing a massive $1.6 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which is scheduled to go to trial in just days.

Jury selection for the trial begins Thursday and opening statements are scheduled for April 17, unless the two sides agree before then.


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