Pro-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell physically fled from being served lawsuit documents from Dominion Voting Systems, according to a court filing from the company.
Powell has accused Dominion of committing widespread election fraud to change votes for former President Donald Trump to President Joe Biden, claiming the company was actually a front for communist regimes. Powell’s case failed in court and Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Powell. Rather than accept the lawsuit, Dominion says Powell fled across state lines and the company had to hire a private investigator to track her down and serve her the lawsuit. (RELATED: ‘Completely False’: Conservative Website Issues Statement Retracting Reports On Dominion Voting Machines)
Dominion Voting Systems says ex-Trump lawyer Sidney Powell “evaded service of process for weeks,” forcing it to take “extraordinary measures to effect service, including hiring private investigators and pursuing Powell across state lines.” pic.twitter.com/Yuh3AxZcbO
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Once reached, Powell formally requested an extension to the time she as to respond to the lawsuit. Dominion filed a response that did not contest Powell’s request, but claimed she had evaded being served the lawsuit for “weeks.”
“Powell refused to respond to requests from Plantiffs’ counsel about executing waivers of service of process,” Dominion wrote in the filing. “Powell evaded service of process for weeks, forcing Dominion to incur unnecessary expense for extraordinary measures to effect service, including hiring private investigators and pursuing Powell across state lines.”
Powell’s legal representative denied that Powell had intentionally evaded the service of the lawsuit.
“Ms. Powell did not evade service. She regularly travels as part of her work. Unfortunately, for the past several months Ms. Powell has had to take extra precautions concerning her security, which may have made serving her more difficult,” Attorney Howard Kleinhendler told the Washington Examiner. “Ms. Powell had no reason to evade service as she looks forward to defending herself in court.”
The crux of Powell’s lawsuit, which she referred to as “the kraken,” argued without evidence that Dominion was created by communist Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez to subvert U.S. elections. She withdrew her lawsuit on January 19th.
Trump and his campaign filed 62 lawsuits making various allegations of election fraud in states across the country; only one Pennsylvania suit was successful, and it did not impact enough votes to overturn the result of the state’s election. Trump’s then-Attorney General Bill Barr, who was aggressive in warning against fraud before the election, said his department and the Department of Homeland Security had found no evidence of fraud that could have overturned the result of the election.