Fox to Pay $787.5 Million to Settle Dominion's Defamation Lawsuit

The settlement means the voting-machine company will not go to trial over its allegations that it was defamed by network broadcasts after the 2020 presidential election.

WILMINGTON (Del.) -- Fox News, the parent company of Fox Corp., has agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787.5 Million to settle their legal dispute. This settlement comes just days before a trial begins on Dominion Voting Systems' allegations that they were defamed in network broadcasts following the 2020 presidential elections.

Dominion claimed that Fox hosts and their guests increased false claims that the voting technology it provided helped Joe Biden win. The company demanded $1.6 billion as damages. Fox claimed that it covered newsworthy claims made by Donald Trump's associates and that the First Amendment should protect its broadcasts.