MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, on Monday, March 15, revealed that he is going to launch two counter lawsuits against Dominion Voting Systems, one for his company and one for himself.
Last month, Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Lindell over his repeated claims that the voting software company helped rig the 2020 election for then-presidential candidate Joe Biden.
Dominion also sued Lindell’s company, accusing him of using conspiracy theories as a way to boost MyPillow’s brand and sales and raise his political profile for a possible run for governor in Minnesota.
“Lindell—a talented salesman and former professional card counter—sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows,” Tom Clare, the defamation attorney representing Dominion Voting Systems, wrote in the lawsuit.
Lindell said Monday he would legally strike back, arguing that Dominion had violated the First Amendment rights as well as federal anti-racketeering laws.
“There are two cases; one will be MyPillow, one will be Mike Lindell. We’re both going after them. They’re a little bit different because one of them, what Dominion did, was violate the First Amendment rights of everyone in this country by using bullying lawsuits and RICO law,” Lindell told Steve Bannon’s “War Room,” reported Newsweek.
“[What] they say to news outlets is, ‘If you let this guy on, we’re going to sue you too,'” he added. “That’s racketeering; that goes back to the mafia days.”
Dominion also went after conservative media companies Newsmax, One America News Network, Fox News, and media personalities Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh, Maria Bartiromo, and Newsmax’s Greg Kelly.
Lindell has said his company would lose $65 million in pillow revenue this year because of retailer boycotts over his claims about the rigged election.
“I lost 20 retailers, and it’s cost me $65 million this year that I won’t get back, OK?” Lindell told Business Insider in February. “There’s your story. Print it right. Don’t try and twist this.”
Lindell said he would openly welcome the lawsuit from Dominion, saying it would offer him an avenue to prove his claims of the software voting company and the 2020 election.
“That would so make my day because then they would have to go into discovery, and that would make my job a lot easier,” Lindell said. “I will not stop until every single person on the planet knows, whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, what these machines did to us.”
“These machines need to be removed, and [these people] brought to justice for what they did to our country in these attacks,” he continued. “If they sue me, I would be so happy.”