MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has retained celebrity attorney Charles Harder after the Daily Mail published a story on Thursday that claimed Lindell had an affair with actress Jane Krakowski.
"I never met this lady in my life and have never been to West Village and the Hamptons, where they said I was in the hit piece," Lindell said in a Friday statement. "I'm not just going for a demand letter or a retraction. I want to go after them with a lawsuit because they have damaged my integrity as a Christian and my network to help addicts everywhere."
Harder said the Daily Mail asked Lindell to comment on a possible story that he and Krakowski had "secretly dated."
"[Lindell] immediately told [the Daily Mail] he had never heard of her, and it was a ‘fake news story,'" Harder said. "The Daily Mail then recklessly published its false story, and defamed him in the process."
Krakowski's publicist also issued a statement, saying she has "never met" Lindell and that "[s]he is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise."
🔦Harder previously represented various celebrities, including Donald Trump and Hulk Hogan. In 2017, Harder forced the Daily Mail to retract and apologize for an article that alleged Melania Trump had once worked as an escort.