Dominion Voting Techniques is suing Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, for $ 1.three billion
Dominion Voting Systems has sued Mike Lindell, CEO of MyPillow, over $ 1.3 billion, arguing that Lindell defamed the company by promoting the unsubstantiated conspiracy theory which falsely claimed that Dominion had partnered with foreign powers, to manipulate voting machines to prevent former President Donald Trump from winning the 2020 general election.
The company is looking for Punitive damages of more than $ 651 million and an additional $ 651.7 million in damages from Lindell. Dominion’s entitlement is approximately four times the annual sales of MyPillow.
“As a result of the false allegations that Lindell, his allies and like-minded media have spread to a global audience, Dominion has suffered unprecedented reputational and financial damage, and the lives of its employees have been put at risk,” the company’s lawsuit read.
The lawsuit was imminent: in January and February 2021, Dominion warned Lindell that they were going to sue him for his role in disinformation in elections.
“You have positioned yourself as a prominent leader in the ongoing misinformation campaign,” Dominion wrote in a letter last month.
Shortly thereafter, Lindell told the New York Times that he welcomed Dominion’s lawsuit.
“I would really appreciate them if they sue me because I have all the evidence against them,” he said. “You sent this letter a few weeks ago. They lie, they are nervous because I have all the evidence. “
Dominion last month filed a defamation lawsuit against attorney Sidney Powell for making apparently false claims about the election. Dominion says it was the victim of a “viral disinformation campaign” carried out by Powell “to get financially rich, raise public profile and ingratiate yourself with Donald Trump.”
“We think this is important to the entire electoral process,” Dominion CEO John Poulos told the Washington Post, adding that he would prefer to bring the case to justice so the facts are all around the 2020 elections can be presented. “The allegations, I know, were thrown against us. . . But the effects go so far beyond us. “
Dominion has also sued Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani In his lawsuit, more than 50 statements are cited that Giuliani “made at hearings, on Twitter, in his podcast and in the conservative news media, in which he was filming a fictional story of a conspiracy by one of the largest manufacturers of voting machines in the country to cast the ballots for President Biden, ”he said The New York Times.
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