MELLISSA Carone received a cease and desist letter from lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems after the former contractor “gained international infamy” for a “smear campaign” against the company, which warned that litigation is “imminent.”
Carone served as a “star witness” in Donald Trump’s legal bid to overturn the election when she made accusations in a hearing with Rudy Giuliani that mass criminality had occurred at the polling center where she worked during the presidential election.
Mellissa Carone served as a witness to alleged voter in a hearing with Rudy GiulianiCredit: AFP – Getty
Carone served a contractor for Dominion through a staffing agency during the electionCredit: Twitter
“You gained international infamy earlier this month as Rudy Giuliani’s so-called ‘star witness’ who could supposedly corroborate outlandish accusations that Dominion has somehow rigged or otherwise improperly influenced the outcome of the November 2020 U.S. presidential election,” reads the scathing letter.
The letter continued: “Without a shred of corroborating evidence, you have claimed that you witnessed several different versions of voter fraud – ranging from one story involving a van, to other accusations that votes were counted multiple times.”
A temporary staffing agency had employed Carone to help Dominion Voting Systems as an IT contractor during the election, it was previously reported.
However, attorneys Thomas Clare and Megan Meier wrote in the letter, obtained by Law & Crime, that Carone had positioned herself as a leader in the “misinformation campaign” against the company by pretending to have insider knowledge.
Lawyers for Dominion Voting Systems have sent a cease and desist letter to CaroneCredit: AP:Associated Press
Attorneys said Carone had pretended to have insider knowledge but was only hired for one dayCredit: AP:Associated Press
Lawyers for Dominion warned the litigation is pending and told Carone to retain all her conversations with reporters and members of the Trump teamCredit: EPA
Dominion shared that they had previously sent letters to fired Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and various media entitiesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“… In reality you were hired through a staffing agency for one day to clean glass on machines and complete other menial tasks,” Clare and Meier wrote.
Dominion demanded in the letter that Carone cease and desist from making “defamatory” claims against the company and “preserve and retain all documents relating to Dominion and your smear campaign against the company.”
“Litigation regarding these issues is imminent,” the company warned.
Dominion also noted Carone’s legal obligation to preserve all communications with members of the Trump campaign including Giuliani and Sidney Powell, as well as Jenna Ellis and L. Lin Wood.
The company also mandated that Carone keep all communications with reporters she has spoken with as part of impending litigation with Dominion.
Carone had previously been interviewed by reporters with The Sun about her allegations against the company.
Dominion shared that they had previously sent letters to fired Trump lawyer Sidney Powell and various media entities “demanding retraction of their myriad false and conspiratorial claims about Dominion.”
Last week, The New York Times revealed that Trump and his advisors discussed commandeering voting machines and appointing Sidney Powell as a special counsel to inspect them.