Everything Trump Touches Dies is the descriptive name of a book by Republican strategist Rick Wilson, one of the founders of The Lincoln Group. This is a lesson the MyPillow guy is learning today. He is on the receiving end of a $1.3 billion defamation suit.
Voting machine maker Dominion Voting Systems has filed suit against CEO of MyPillow Mike Lindell. He was one of the very few people seen entering and leaving the White House during Donald Trump’s waning days of the presidency.
Lindell is the defendant in a lawsuit filed in the Washington D.C. federal court, according to The Wallstreet Journal. Ever loyal to 45, the suit claimed the Trump loyalist hurt Dominion’s brand with his false claims in an industry where trust is vital. The MyPillow guy said that the company’s machines were part of a plan to steal the 2020 presidential election from the former president.
The lawsuit read:
‘He is well aware of the independent audits and paper ballot recounts conclusively disproving the Big Lie,” reads the lawsuit, according to the Journal. “But Lindell…sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows.’
Not only did Lindell falsely accuse Dominion, he also produced a documentary-like video that visualized those claims.
Last month, Dominion also filed a billion-dollar suit against Trump’s latest former attorney Rudy Giuliani. It alleged that he spread rumors about the company as he led the ex-president’s legal attack after the election. Of course, the election was decided in favor of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Another one of Trump’s attorneys, Sidney Powell also faced another Dominion lawsuit.
Last week Lindell said that he wanted Dominion to sue him, too. That way he would be able to receive evidence via discovery, according to The Daily Beast:
‘That would so make my day because then they would have to go into discovery, and that would make my job a lot easier. It’ll be faster for me to get to the evidence, and to show the people in the public record the evidence we have about these machines.’
‘I will not stop until every single person on the planet knows, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, what these machines did to us.’
Dominion attorney Tom Clare said:
‘He has doubled down and tripled down. He has made himself a higher public profile with his documentary.’
Soon after Lindell received a cease and desist letter from Dominion, he met with Trump at the White House. The pillow manufacturer said he gave the ex-president an article that he found on a conspiracy-theorist internet page. It claimed China and other countries hacked the machines.
Before Lindell released the video, he said:
‘[T]oday or tomorrow morning. It’s a hundred-percent evidence, no experts interviewed whatsoever. Just the hardcore evidence.’
‘We just want to get it out there and show why we need to get rid of these machines for any future elections in the United States and the world. Both for Dominion and Smartmatic, I don’t pick on just one of them.’
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