February 23, 2021 / 6:59 am
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Dominion Voting Systems filed a $ 1.3 billion libel lawsuit on Monday against the founder and CEO of Minnesota-based MyPillow, claiming that Mike Lindell falsely accused the company of rigging the 2020 presidential election

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The lawsuit, filed in federal court in the District of Columbia, alleges Lindell ignored repeated warnings from Dominion, a voting technology company that has filed similar lawsuits against Donald Trump attorneys Rudolph Giuliani and Sidney Powell

Dominion accuses Lindell of repeatedly repeating what the lawsuit calls the “big lie” that the company used its technology to steal the election from Trump

“No amount of money can repair the damage caused by these lies, which are easily refuted Hundreds of documented audits and recounts have proven that Dominion machines accurately count votes We are eager to prove these facts in court, “says the trial

Lindell, known as “MyPillow Guy” from his TV commercials, told The Associated Press he welcomed the lawsuit and the discovery process will prove him right

“It’s a very good day I was looking forward to them finally continuing,” said Lindell, who visited the White House to promote his theories in the dying days of the Trump administration

Lindell, a staunch supporter of Trump, told CBS News’s Sara Cook last month, “I want all Americans and the world to see the horrible things that these (Dominion voting machines) are capable of and what what they did to our country and what – they allow other countries to steal our election and just hijack our election

There was no widespread election fraud, which several election officials across the country, including former Trump attorney general William Barr, have confirmed to Republican governors in Arizona and Georgia, the main battlefield states critical to President Joe Biden’s victory, also vouched for the integrity of the elections in their states

Almost all of Trump and his allies’ legal challenges have been dismissed by judges, including two rejected by the Supreme Court, which includes three judges appointed by Trump

In January, Twitter permanently banned Lindell from the platform after continuing to claim Trump won the presidential election Twitter said he banned him for “repeated violations” of his integrity policy civic

Lindell took umbrage at being accused on several occasions in the trial of telling the “big lie” – noting that the phrase was coined by Adolf Hitler “The big lie here is the big lie”, said Lindell “They’re the big lie”

Lindell backed up a lengthy video amplifying his claims he posted the 5 and said he recently released a 20 minute version

This is the third defamation lawsuit Dominion has brought against its accusers At a press conference, National CEO John Poulos said: “This is by no means the last” He said the company was also examining the actions of various news outlets after the election

“Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell continued to spread malicious false allegations about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would present damning evidence, ”Poulos said in a statement. “These claims have caused irreparable damage to Dominion’s good reputation and threatened the safety of our employees and customers”

Poulos and Dominion lawyer Megan Meier claimed Lindell didn’t really believe the election was stolen from Trump. “He knew lying about Trump’s loss would be good for MyPillow’s bottom line,” said declared Meier

They also took issue with Lindell’s claims he lost money for backing up his claims and said they looked forward to reviewing MyPillow’s finances in the legal process.

“MyPillow’s slanderous marketing campaign – with promo codes such as” FightforTrump “,” 45 “,” Proof “and” QAnon “- increased MyPillow sales by 30-40% and continues to drive people to redirect their false electoral indignation towards pillow buying, “the lawsuit alleges

Lindell said MyPillow saw a brief increase in sales But he said more than 20 retailers have now abandoned their products, including Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s, and noted that Twitter has permanently banned it, as well as MyPillow

First published on February 22, 2021/16:32

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