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February 22, 2021
Dominion Files Defamation Suit Against Mike Lindell and MyPillow
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today legal representatives for Dominion Voting Systems filed a defamation complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia against MyPillow and its CEO, Mike Lindell.
The court filing follows several retraction notices and warnings about legal action:
- A December 23 letter cautioned Mr. Lindell against falsely accusing Dominion of rigging the 2020 presidential election and directed him to preserve documents related to his false accusations.
- A January 8 letter repeated the call to retract Lindell’s false claims about Dominion and put him on formal written notice of specific detailed information and evidence demonstrating the falsity of his claims.
- A February 4 letter detailed numerous red flags and flaws in the fake evidence that Lindell chose to feature in the video he released the next day.
From Dominion CEO John Poulos:
"Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell has continued to maliciously spread false claims about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would come forward with overwhelming proof. These claims have caused irreparable harm to Dominion’s good reputation and threatened the safety of our employees and customers. Moreover, Mr. Lindell's lies have undermined trust in American democracy and tarnished the hard work of local election officials.
No amount of money can repair the damage that's been done by these lies, which are easily disproved. Hundreds of documented audits and recounts have proven that Dominion machines accurately counted votes. We look forward to proving these facts in a court of law."
From Dominion legal counsel Megan Meier, Partner at Clare Locke LLP:
"Mr. Lindell advertised 'absolute proof,' but he delivered absolute nonsense and fake documents sourced from the dark corners of the internet. The cartoonish evidence that he offered in his video cannot be reconciled with any level of logic or truth. It would be easy to rack this up as a piece of fiction that is not worth any response—but unfortunately, countless people actually believed it and sent MyPillow some of their hard-earned money as a result. Mike Lindell needs to be held accountable for defaming Dominion and undermining the integrity of our electoral system all the while profiting from it."
The filing can be found here.