Carone made headlines across the country after claiming she witnessed major election fraud in Detroit. However, Dominion says she had a one-day “cleaning glass” contract.
Melissa Carone, a Michigan woman who made national headlines for alleging widespread electoral fraud in the state of Great Lakes, could face a libel lawsuit.
Carone, according to The Detroit Free Press, was a contractor for Dominion Voting Systems. The company recently sent a series of cease and desist letters to a number of people alleging that Dominion machines had been tampered with in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.
Carone, the Free Press says, is one of the people Dominion has called on to stop the spread of disinformation.
Others include Russel James Ramsland Jr., “a self-proclaimed cybersecurity analyst” who wounded a bizarre string of conspiracy theories about the Michigan elections, and Matthew DePerno, an attorney representing an Antrim County resident, who has an election has filed lawsuit related to marijuana. The man’s lawsuit enabled DePerno to request a review of the Dominion machines used to count ballots in Antrim County.
The letters to Carone, Ramsland, DePerno and others indicate that legal disputes are “imminent”, unless each individual fails to make claims for election fraud or election fraud.
Clark Locke LLP’s attorneys Thomas A. Clare and Megan L. Meier told Carone that she had no reason to speak out against Dominion.
“With no trace of corroborating evidence, you claimed you saw several different versions of electoral fraud – including a story about a van and other allegations that votes were counted multiple times,” the lawyers wrote. “You made these statements public even though you knew all along that your attacks on Dominion had no basis in reality.”
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Carone, the Free Press adds, only signed a single deal with Dominion in November.
But after the election, Carone began speaking alongside Trump’s campaign numbers – including former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani – claiming she saw evidence, or otherwise seen, that Dominion machines had more than 100,000 ballots from the Detroit area counted twice.
Dominion’s letter to Carone states that her experience with the company was fleeting and that she had been hired to do relatively minor duties that would not have given her access to the information she allegedly holds.
“We are writing to you now because you positioned yourself as the prominent head of the ongoing misinformation campaign by pretending to have inside knowledge of Dominion’s business when in reality you were hired through a recruiting agency for a day to clean the glass on machines.” and do other important tasks. “
However, Carone has since denied Dominion’s characterization as an unskilled worker.
“My job description was IT support,” she said. “I don’t understand what you mean when you say you clean glass. I never cleaned glass. “
If Dominion is to resolve its impending litigation, it’s obvious that Carone will end up in a lawsuit. Speaking to Michigan-based FOX2 Detroit, Carone said she had no plans to comply with the company’s cease and desist claims.
“I don’t know who the hell you think you are,” said Carone. “Sorry, excuse my language, but you don’t tell me what to do.”
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