Sidney Powell released a statement after the New York Supreme Court dismissed Smartmatic’s 2.7 billion dollar lawsuit against the high-profile attorney.
Following the 2020 election, the voting company Smartmatic sued Powell, Rudy Giuliani, Fox News and several Fox employees including Lou Dobbs, Judge Jeanine Pirro and Mario Bartiromo, alleging the defendants “engaged in a conspiracy to spread disinformation about Smartmatic.”
“New York Supreme Court Justice David B. Cohen ruled Smartmatic’s $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News can move forward—as well as its claims against anchors Lou Dobbs and Maria Bartiromo—after Smartmatic sued them in February 2021,” Forbes reported. “Cohen dismissed Smartmatic’s allegations against far-right attorney Sidney Powell and Fox anchor Jeanine Pirro, and dismissed some claims against attorney Rudy Giuliani but let others move forward.”
Moments after news broke, Defending the Republic — a non-profit organization founded by Powell — published the following press release:
New York Court dismisses Smartmatic’s 2.7 billion dollar lawsuit against Sidney Powell. The court held it had no jurisdiction over Ms. Powell. It also dismissed Smartmatic’s suit against Fox host Jeanine Pirro.
Sidney said: “The Court correctly analyzed and followed the law. All of the cases filed against me and Defending the Republic should be dismissed.” See Below
Smartmatic along with Dominion Voting Systems still have similar outstanding lawsuits against Powell in other federal courts. It is unclear when a decision will be made on those cases.