Sidney Powell Says She Has No Money to Cover $4B Election Lawsuits

  

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Via:  jbb  •  2 weeks ago  •  13 comments

By:   Thomas Colson (Business Insider)

Sidney Powell Says She Has No Money to Cover $4B Election Lawsuits
Powell, who became the public face of Trump's discredited attempt to overturn the election, faces lawsuits cumulatively seeking at least $4 billion.

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Sidney Powell in December. AP Photo/Ben Margot

  • The former Trump lawyer Sidney Powell said she didn't have the money to pay for lawsuits against her.
  • She faces defamation suits worth over $4 billion after accusing tech firms of rigging the election.
  • Powell said this week that she didn't have "the tiniest fraction of that amount of assets."

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Sidney Powell, a former lawyer for Donald Trump, said she didn't have a fraction of the funds to cover lawsuits demanding vast sums as a consequence of her bogus claims that last year's presidential election was rigged.

"We need a take-a-number system now for people that want to sue Sidney Powell, who doesn't have the tiniest fraction of that amount of assets," she told the radio host Pete Santilli on Wednesday, in a clip cited by The Independent. "We could write that check and watch it bounce to infinity and beyond."

Powell has pushed baseless conspiracy theories, including that the election-technology firm Dominion Voting Systems secretly aided a rival firm, Smartmatic, in a bid to steal the election from Trump.

Trump fired Powell from his legal team days after she made the allegations in public.

Nonetheless, Powell fronted cases for other plaintiffs, attempting to force a change in the election results in Trump's favor. All those lawsuits failed.

Legal filings would later show that Trump campaign officials had warned Powell that her claims about Dominion and Smartmatic were false, though that didn't stop her from repeating the claims.

Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Powell in January, and Smartmatic filed a $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit against Powell and others in February.

Eric Coomer, a Dominion employee who's said he went into hiding following threats from election conspiracy theorists, also filed a defamation lawsuit against Powell and others. Coomer's suit did not specify an amount he is seeking.

In her interview on Wednesday, Powell said she would keep fighting the legal cases against her despite her lack of funds.

Powell countersued Dominion in September after she failed to have the suit thrown out, Bloomberg reported.

In her filing against Dominion, she said the $1.3 billion demand was "ludicrous" and doubled down on her allegations that Dominion's election activity contained "serious flaws and wrongdoing."

Powell is seeking $10 million in damages from Dominion.


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JBB
Professor Principal
1  seeder  JBB    2 weeks ago

Sidney Powell had a decent reputation. Past tense...

 
 
 
Sister Moosh Noosh Ample Bottom
Professor Guide
1.1  Sister Moosh Noosh Ample Bottom  replied to  JBB @1    2 weeks ago
Sidney Powell had a decent reputation. Past tense...

She did?  I didn't think Trump hired anyone with decent reputations.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
1.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Sister Moosh Noosh Ample Bottom @1.1    2 weeks ago

Like everything Trump touches her soul died...

 
 
 
Kavika
Professor Principal
2  Kavika     2 weeks ago

Can't do the time (in this case pay the fine) don't do the crime. 

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Kavika @2    2 weeks ago

They can at least take everything she has to collect.

 
 
 
Paula Bartholomew
Professor Guide
2.1.1  Paula Bartholomew  replied to  JBB @2.1    2 weeks ago

If she owns any homes or property, confiscate them, and sell them, including all non personal contents.  If she has cars, confiscate them, sell them, and give her enough to buy a bus pass.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
3  Gsquared    2 weeks ago

Defamation is an intentional tort and is not dischargeable in bankruptcy.  Punitive damages are also not dischargeable in bankruptcy.

If Powell loses, she will be paying on the judgment for the rest of her life.  And deservedly so.

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.1  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  Gsquared @3    2 weeks ago

Surely she has hidden assets offshore, and was at least clever enough to keep herself judgment proof by means of others holding her assets for a long enough time.  

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.1  seeder  JBB  replied to  Buzz of the Orient @3.1    2 weeks ago

Maybe, but his name is Gsquared, not Shirley! 

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
3.1.2  Gsquared  replied to  JBB @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

Thank you, JBB!

 
 
 
Buzz of the Orient
Professor Principal
3.1.3  Buzz of the Orient  replied to  JBB @3.1.1    2 weeks ago

LOL.  Obviously you've seen the movie 'Airplane".

Rumack : Can you fly this plane, and land it?

Ted Striker : Surely you can't be serious.

Rumack : I am serious... and don't call me Shirley.
 
 
 
Ender
Professor Principal
4  Ender    2 weeks ago

Why is it that donald seems to leave all these people in his wake yet people never seem to learn.

 
 
 
Gsquared
Junior Principal
4.1  Gsquared  replied to  Ender @4    2 weeks ago

You can't fix stupid.

 
 
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