As part of its effort to defend itself against defamation charges made by voting systems manufacturer Smartmatic, Fox News is now requesting a judge in New York to order billionaire George Soros to cooperate with a subpoena and disclose information.
The attorneys for Fox allege in a recent court document that the network is “entitled to all evidence that is relevant to Smartmatic’s claims and Fox’s defenses, including evidence bearing on the full extent of Smartmatic’s entanglement with the Soros Group.”
In a 2021 lawsuit for $2.7 billion, Smartmatic charged that Fox gave former President Trump’s lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell a platform to spread incorrect information about the 2020 election.
Fox is attempting to cross-examine Mark Malloch Brown, who served as chairman of the parent corporation of Smartmatic and is the president of the Soros-funded Open Society Foundation, as part of the legal discovery process.
Soros and the Open Society Foundation filed a number of objections with the court this summer after Fox served subpoenas on them and his group for case-related papers, claiming the demands were “not relevant” to the proceedings.
Fox previously agreed to pay Dominion Voting Systems $787 million to resolve claims the company made against the network relating to erroneous representations made on its airways about election fraud and its software.