A Virginia opposition research firm moved Wednesday to have a lawsuit filed by Silicon Valley billionaire Shervin Pishevar tossed.
Pishevar, the subject of several recent sexual-misconduct accusations, recently sued Definers Public Affairs — accusing it of running “a malicious smear campaign” designed to incite “false, defamatory, and highly damaging chatter and gossip” about him.
But the company called Pishevar’s claims “delusional,” saying they were aimed at keeping women from coming forward with claims of sexual harassment.
“Since his baseless lawsuit was filed there have been reports that it kept women from speaking out about his interactions with them, which demonstrates the shameful purpose of his action,” said Tim Miller, a Definers’ partner.
On Tuesday, the embattled Pishevar announced he was taking a “leave of absence” from his hedge fund and Virgin Hyperloop One amid a slew of sexual-misconduct allegations against him.
Late last week, a half-dozen women, in a Bloomberg report, accused the Silicon Valley mogul, an early investor in Uber, of sexual harassment. Pishevar has denied the accusations.
Last month, The Post reported that Pishevar was arrested by London cops on suspicion of rape in the penthouse suite of a swanky hotel. No charges were filed in that case.