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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 t... (Read more)
NEW: Dominion Voting Systems has sued Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, for $1.3B over his monthslong campaign of false claims about the 2020 election. https://t.co/37EUKFU7Vp— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 22, 2021
Today legal representatives for #DominionVotingSystems filed a defamation complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against My Pillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell. The court filing follows several retraction notices and warnings about legal action.— Dominion Voting (@dominionvoting) February 22, 2021