Pro-Trump businessman Mike Lindell has been hit with a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, the same company that is also suing pro-Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani. Dominion is alleging that Lindell willfully damaged the company’s reputation by continuously pushing unsubstantiated claims that the voting machines were used to steal the 2020 election.
According to The Hill:
“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.”
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.
“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,” he added. “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.”
Lindell has been extremely vocal about his support for the former president, something which has cost his business a considerable amount as many stores rushed to cancel contracts with the businessman.