Rupert Murdoch’s Deposition Unsealed in Dominion v. Fox Defamation Suit

Delaware Superior Court Judge Eric M. Davis unsealed another filing in Dominion Voting Systems’ defamation lawsuit against Fox Feb. 27, which includes testimony from Fox Chairman Rupert Murdoch. Murdoch acknowledged that the network continued to air Donald Trump’s claims of a fraudulent election in 2020.

When asked under oath if he could have stopped the network from bringing Rudy Giuliani on air to talk about Dominion, Murdoch said “I could have. But I didn’t,” according to the filing.

“To this day, Rupert Murdoch and Fox refuse to apologize for or retract the lies Fox News broadcast about Dominion, even though he [Murdoch] admits that ‘I would have liked us to be stronger in denouncing it in hindsight’ and that Fox hosts ‘endorsed’ the ‘false notion of a stolen election,'” Dominion’s filing stated.

Read the unsealed filing below.

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This story was corrected Feb. 28 to specify that Rupert Murdoch testified he could have stopped “the network from bringing Rudy Giuliani on air to talk about Dominion,” not that he could have stopped the broadcasts.