Fox News personality Sean Hannity admitted under oath that he did not believe that there was widespread voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
According to the New York Times, Sean Hannity's testimony was included in a court deposition that was released on Wednesday. It was part of a defamation lawsuit that was brought against Fox News by Dominion Voting Systems.
During the deposition, which was conducted in November 2020, he was asked if he believed Sidney Powell, the attorney for Donald Trump, when he claimed that there was widespread voter fraud during the presidential election.
Powell claimed that the election was stolen by the machines made by Dominion Voting Systems, which he said were used to switch the votes.
According to the Times, Sean Hannity stated during the deposition that he did not believe that widespread voter fraud occurred during the presidential election.
Dominion Voting Systems is suing Fox News, claiming that the network spread false information about its voting machines following the 2020 presidential election. The company is seeking monetary compensation.
Although Trump's legal team and his former supporters appeared on Fox News to discuss the allegations about the voting machines, Dominion would have to show that the network journalists knew that the claims they made were untrue.
An attorney for Dominion stated during the hearing that they had evidence that Fox News reporters knew that the claims about voter fraud were false, but they chose to amplify them.
The case is scheduled to go to trial in April. The court released the depositions as part of a hearing to discuss various issues.
Another company, Smartmatic, is also suing Fox News for defamation. It was one of the companies that was targeted by Trump's supporters after the 2020 election.