A Venezuelan businessman has sued the Fox News for defamation, claiming the network falsely and “xenophobically” linked him to the 2020 U.S. presidential election and claims of voter fraud.
In a complaint filed earlier this month, Majed Khalil says that former Fox Business host Lou Dobbs and guest Sidney Powell—both supporters of former President Donald Trump—linked Khalil to baseless claims of voter fraud in the weeks and months following 2020 U.S. presidential election.
Khalil says the defamatory statements “were published and republished on a Fox social media account and on Dobbs’ show, and rebroadcast” on the network’s business channel on Dec. 10, 2020.
“A Lie Totally Devoid of Reality”
Khalil says in the lawsuit that Dobbs and Powell said that Khalil…