Inc. MyPillow. According to a $1.3 billion lawsuit brought by a voting machine corporation, Chief Executive Officer Mike Lindell sought to raise revenues by embracing Donald Trump’s misleading statements of a massive election conspiracy.
Dominion Voting Systems Inc.’s defamation suit, filed in federal court in Washington on Monday, alleges that despite recognizing that no such fraud had occurred, Lindell repeatedly reiterated the “big lie” about election fraud. The complaint states that by repeating the misleading statements in conservative media when pitching advertising codes for his goods such as “FightForTrump,” “45,” and “QAnon,” Lindell boosted revenue by as much as 40 percent.
The case is the latest in a series of multi-billion-dollar legal cases taken against high-profile Donald Trump backers, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, by voting machine firms for spreading lies about election fraud. Earlier this month, Fox Corp. cancelled the Lou Dobbs show a day after the network and Smartmatic Corp., another voting machine corporation that has alleged defamation, listed Dobbs in a $2.7 billion lawsuit.
In several letters in December and January, Dominion said it warned Lindell to avoid making false allegations against the company or face a potential defamation suit.