OAN Settles Lawsuit with Former Dominion Voting Systems Executive

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One America News Network (OAN) and reporter Chanel Rion have settled a defamation lawsuit brought forth by former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer.

A letter filed with the District Court in Denver County, Colorado says the two parties “have fully and finally settled the disputes among them concerning Plaintiff’s claims against Herring Networks, Inc. dba One America News Network and Chanel Rion only.”

Coomer is a former Dominion Voting Systems executive who claims he was forced into hiding due to false conspiracy theories pushed by outlets like OAN after the 2020 Presidential election was won by Joe Biden. The former executive brought forth the lawsuit in his home state in 2021. In the suit, he alleges former President Trump’s 2020 campaign staff, including Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani, Newsmax, and other conservative outlets defamed him after the election. He also launched a lawsuit against MyPillow founder Mike Lindell for similar issues.

During its coverage of the 2020 election, OAN reportedly claimed Coomer met with Antifa on a conference call to plan how to steal the election for Biden. Rion produced a three-part series titled “Dominion-izing the Vote”, which featured interviews that claimed Coomer was “responsible for putting his finger on the scales of our election” and was potentially guilty of treason.

Terms of the settlement were not disclosed.

Earlier this year, Dominion Voting Systems settled a lawsuit with Fox News for similar claims to the tune of $787.5 million. The company still has pending lawsuits against OAN, Newsmax, Giuliani, and Powell. Coomer’s lawsuit was filed separately from Dominion’s.