Pro-Trump businessman Mike Lindell, popularly known as the “My Pillow guy” announced his company has filed a massive $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion Voting systems. In the complaint, My Pillow says it is suing to protect free speech and to remedy harms that MyPillow says it has suffered as a result of Dominion’s actions.
More than 20 retailers have canceled contracts with Lindell’s company.
Breaking: Mike Lindell announcing that My Pillow has filed a $1.6 billion lawsuit against Dominion. pic.twitter.com/gkglwzhOx1
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) April 19, 2021
The Wall Street Journal reports:
“This lawsuit is brought in support of the marketplace of ideas and to remedy the grave harm that has been suffered by MyPillow as a result of Dominion’s suppression of speech and attacks on the Company,” the suit states.
MyPillow’s suit says there is a difference between statements made by Mr. Lindell and the company.
“In making these statements, Lindell spoke for himself, not MyPillow,” the suit says. “MyPillow has not engaged in discussion about the 2020 election. However, as an American company supporting American constitutional values, MyPillow unreservedly supports Lindell’s right to exercise his First Amendment freedoms concerning the matters of critical public concern, like election matters.”
This comes after Dominion first filed a massive $1.6 billion defamation suit against Lindell in the weeks after the 2020 presidential election. Dominion is suing Lindell along with pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell and multiple Fox News hosts. Dominion alleged that Lindell and others knowingly peddled misinformation about the voting company after Trump claimed instances of voter fraud tilted the election in the Democrat’s favor.