Dominion targets MyPillow's Mike Lindell with $1.3B defamation suit

Source: The Hill | February 22, 2021 | John Bowden

Dominion Voting Systems is suing MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a vocal supporter of former President Trump, in a $1.3 billion defamation suit.

Lindell was named the defendant in a suit filed in Washington, D.C., federal court alleging that he harmed the company’s brand by disparaging the integrity of its machines by pushing unproven claims that they were used to steal the November election from Trump.

“He is well aware of the independent audits and paper ballot recounts conclusively disproving the Big Lie,” reads the lawsuit. “But Lindell … sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows.”

Lindell has made unproven claims about the results of the presidential election for months and in recent weeks has produced a documentary-style video detailing the debunked allegations. 

“Instead of retracting his lies, Lindell—a multimillionaire with a nearly unlimited ability to broadcast his preferred messages on conservative media—whined that he was being ‘censored’ and ‘attacked’ and produced a ‘docu-movie’ featuring shady characters and fake documents sourced from dark corners of the internet,” the lawsuit continues.

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Lindell told The Daily Beast last week that he hoped Dominion would sue him as it did Powell and Giuliani so that he could obtain evidence through discovery.

“That would so make my day because then they would have to go into discovery, and that would make my job a lot easier,” he said.

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