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Defendant in Dominion Voting Systems employee defamation lawsuit issues retraction and apologizes for harm

Newsmax Media issues retraction and apology to Dr. Eric Coomer for false claims to voter fraud.
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Dr. Eric Coomer, Vice President of Product Strategy for Dominion Voting Systems had to keep traveling as the COVID-19 pandemic surged to prepare for the 2020 election. Due to death threats, he went into hiding, then sued those who went after his reputation followinghte 2020 election. Courtesy photo.
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"On behalf of Newsmax, we would like to apologize for any harm that our reporting of the allegations against Dr. Coomer may have caused to Dr. Coomer and his family ..."

Cain and Skarnulis PLLC announced today that Newsmax Media, Inc. issued a retraction and apology to its client, Eric Coomer, Ph.D., Director of Product Strategy and Security, Dominion Voting Systems, Inc. Coomer, who lives in the Salida area, had to go into hiding immediately after the election due to the false claims of voter fraud.

On its website, the network has published the following retraction and apology:

“Since Election Day, various guests, attorneys, and hosts on Newsmax have offered opinions and claims about Dr. Eric Coomer, the Director of Product Strategy and Security at Dominion Voting Systems.

Newsmax would like to clarify its coverage of Dr. Coomer and note that while Newsmax initially covered claims by President Trump’s lawyers, supporters, and others that Dr. Coomer played a role in manipulating Dominion voting machines, Dominion voting software, and the final vote counts in the 2020 presidential election, Newsmax subsequently found no evidence that such allegations were true. Many of the states whose results were contested by the Trump campaign after the November 2020 election have conducted extensive recounts and audits, and each of these states certified the results as legal and final.

There are several facts that our viewers should be aware of. Newsmax has found no evidence that Dr. Coomer interfered with Dominion voting machines or voting software in any way, nor that Dr. Coomer ever claimed to have done so. Nor has Newsmax found any evidence that Dr. Coomer ever participated in any conversation with members of “Antifa,” nor that he was directly involved with any partisan political organization.

On behalf of Newsmax, we would like to apologize for any harm that our reporting of the allegations against Dr. Coomer may have caused to Dr. Coomer and his family. For more on this, please go to our website at, and read facts about Dominion/Smartmatic that you should know.” – Newsmax Media, Inc.

In Dr. Coomer’s lawsuit filed December 22, 2020, and amended on February 4, 2021, in the 2nd Judicial District Court, Denver County, he named Newsmax as one of 15 defendants who he alleges defamed, intentionally inflicted emotional distress, and committed civil conspiracy when they claimed, without evidence, that he was responsible for ‘rigging’ the 2020 presidential election. Six months after the election, Dr. Coomer continues to receive death threats and harassment from those who believe the false conspiracy theories.

According to his attorney Cain and Skarnulis PLLC, Dr. Coomer’s claims asserted against Newsmax were dismissed Friday in a filing with the court which further states that a settlement has been reached.

In response to certain media speculation about the terms of Eric Coomer, Ph.D.'s settlement with Newsmax Media, Inc., Cain & Skarnulis PLLC has said: "The dispute with Newsmax has been resolved. The agreement is and will remain strictly confidential. We have not commented on any of the specific terms of the settlement nor will we. Any statements by the media that purport to characterize the specific terms of the settlement are inappropriate."

But the matter is not over.

The remaining defendants in the lawsuit are Donald J. Trump for President, Inc., Sidney Powell, Sidney Powell, P.C., Defending the Republic, Inc., Rudolph Giuliani, Joseph Oltmann, FEC United, Shuffling Madness Media, Inc. d/b/a Conservative Daily, James Hoft, TGP Communications LLC d/b/a The Gateway Pundit, Michelle Malkin, Eric Metaxas, Chanel Rion, Herring Networks, Inc. d/b/a One America News Network.

Regarding the filings against the remaining defendants, Dr. Coomer is seeking damages to his reputation and livelihood and, once certified by the court, punitive damages.

Dr. Coomer’s amended complaint can be found here.