Not Happy About Being Called Out on His Election Lies, MyPillow CEO Countersues Dominion for $1.6 Billion
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revealed his business would countersue Rule Ballot Systems for $1.6 billion after Rule submitted a $1.3 billion claim versus Lindell and the business in February.
“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 match states.
MyPillow declares there is an unique distinction in between declarations made by Lindell and those made by the business.
“In making these statements, Lindell spoke for himself, not MyPillow,” the match states. “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.”
In February, Rule taken legal action against Lindell for $1.3 billion, arguing that Lindell disparaged the business by promoting the unwarranted conspiracy theory that wrongly declared Rule conspired with foreign powers to rig ballot makers to stop previous President Donald Trump from winning the 2020 basic election.
The business looks for more than $651 million in compensatory damages in addition to a more $651.7 million in payment from Lindell. Rule’s claim has to do with 4 times MyPillow’s yearly profits.
“As a result of the false accusations disseminated to a global audience by Lindell, his allies, and like-minded media outlets… Dominion has suffered unprecedented reputational and financial harm, and its employees’ lives have been put in danger,” the business’s claim read.
The claim impended: In January and February 2021, Rule cautioned Lindell that they prepared to sue him for his function in marketing election disinformation.
“You have positioned yourself as a prominent leader of the ongoing misinformation campaign,” Rule composed in a letter in January.
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