Shocking Exit: Fox Corp.’s Legal Chief Departs Amidst $787M Dominion Defamation Settlement

Top Lawyer at Fox Corp. Set to Depart After Overseeing $787M Settlement in Dominion Defamation Case
The chief legal officer at Fox Corp. who supervised a $787 million settlement with Dominion Voting Systems over defamation allegations against Fox News is preparing to leave the company.

Fox Corp. stated on Friday that its chief legal and policy officer, Viet Dinh, who managed the settlement involving Dominion Voting Systems, will be stepping down from his role by December 31. However, Dinh will continue as a “special advisor” to Fox Corp., according to the official statement.

Fox News, a subsidiary of Fox Corp., arrived at a settlement in April with Dominion Voting Systems, the company that had filed a lawsuit. This lawsuit brought to light a series of disclosures prior to the trial, revealing that Fox News had aired false claims about the 2020 U.S. presidential election, despite being aware of their lack of accuracy.

Though the company did not elaborate on the reasons for Dinh’s departure, Brian Nick, a spokesperson for Fox, clarified that the company would not be providing further comments beyond the official statement.

During the lawsuit proceedings, documents unveiled that Fox News broadcasted these unfounded claims partially in an attempt to recapture viewers who had tuned out after the network accurately projected a victory for Democrat Joe Biden in the contentious state of Arizona on election night. One of Fox Corp.’s vice presidents went so far as to describe these claims as “MIND BLOWINGLY NUTS.”

In a deposition, Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch testified that he believed the 2020 election was conducted fairly and was not stolen from former President Donald Trump.

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