Fox News’s biggest stars might be called in to take the stand in a Delaware courtroom next month in connection to the defamation lawsuit brought forth by Dominion Voting Systems against Fox.
According to new court documents, hosts Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham, and Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott might be called in to act as witnesses during the trial which is set to start on April 17. Dominion has filed a lawsuit against Fox for defamation, claiming that the network continued to perpetuate former President Donald Trump’s lies about election fraud despite knowing that the claims were untrue. Dominion’s software was hit by these accusations as they provide the software for the electronic balloting system.
Fox has repeatedly tried to have the case dismissed on First Amendment grounds, and has in the past claimed that it was their journalistic duty to report on what the then-President was claiming. The network has also claimed that the voting system company was selectively choosing which parts of the internal communication its employees had should be part of the discovery process.
Both parties have stated that they want to have as many of Fox’s top hosts on the witness stand. This could mean that Carlson, Hannity, Lou Dobbs, Bret Baier, Maria Bartiromo, Jeanine Pirro, and others might be brought in and questioned about the defamatory statements that they had made during their segments and shows.
Dominion’s list of proposed live witnesses includes 56 names, while Fox’ includes 35 names.