Dominion Voting Systems has filed a lawsuit seeking $1.3 billion from MyPillow founder Mike Lindell, claiming his outspoken criticism of the voting software company was an effort to bolster his own business.
Along with many conservative public figures, Lindell was an outspoken critic of Dominion, saying he has "100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election."
Lindell also purchased airtime on the One America News Network to run a program called "Absolute Proof" in which he brought forth data he claims show evidence of election tampering.
Dominion has filed additional $1.3 billion defamation suits against former Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. Dominion's partner company Smartmatic has also sued Giuliani and Powell – along with Fox News and several of their top hosts – for $2.7 billion.
"After hitting the jackpot with Donald Trump's endorsement for MyPillow and after a million-dollar bet on Fox News ads had paid out handsome returns, Michael Lindell exploited another chance to boost sales: marketing MyPillow to people who would tune in and attend rallies to hear Lindell tell the 'Big Lie' that Dominion had stolen the 2020 election" the suit says.
Dominion alleged that Lindell worked "with allies and media outlets" in a coordinated effort "to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election" in order to boost sales and "curry favor."
The company said it aims "to vindicate the company's rights, to recover damages, to seek a narrowly tailored injunction, to stand up for itself and its employees, and to stop Lindell and MyPillow from further profiting at Dominion's expense."