Byrne Mocks 'Hand Waving' In Dominion's Defamation Suit

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By Victoria McKenzie (January 6, 2022, 8:15 PM EST) — Overstock.com founder Patrick Byrne again urged a D.C. federal court to toss a defamation suit brought by Dominion Voting Systems over his election fraud statements, calling the complaint a “phone book” that consists of “mostly hand waving,” and claiming that the company is suing him for being at odds with a dominant narrative.

“A valid defamation claim by a public figure such as Dominion should be simple to plead,” Byrne’s attorneys taunted in a reply brief Wednesday. Instead, according to the brief, Dominion relied on media reports and statements of public officials — some of which were published after Byrne’s alleged defamatory…

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