Dominion Voting Systems is suing MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a vocal supporter of former President TrumpDonald TrumpRobert Gates says 'extreme polarization' is the greatest threat to US democracy Cassidy says he won't vote for Trump if he runs in 2024 Schiff says holding Bannon in criminal contempt 'a way of getting people's attention' MORE, in a $1.3 billion defamation suit.
Lindell was named the defendant in a suit filed in Washington, D.C., federal court alleging that he harmed the company's brand by disparaging the integrity of its machines by pushing unproven claims that they were used to steal the November election from Trump.
“He is well aware of the independent audits and paper ballot recounts conclusively disproving the Big Lie,” reads the lawsuit. “But Lindell ... sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows.”
Lindell has made unproven claims about the results of the presidential election for months and in recent weeks has produced a documentary-style video detailing the debunked allegations.
"Instead of retracting his lies, Lindell—a multimillionaire with a nearly unlimited ability to broadcast his preferred messages on conservative media—whined that he was being 'censored' and 'attacked' and produced a 'docu-movie' featuring shady characters and fake documents sourced from dark corners of the internet," the lawsuit continues.
Dominion Voting systems filed a lawsuit against Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiBook Trump signed for Giuliani fetches K at auction: 'I promise never to run against you' Judge: Request for Tucker Carlson personnel files is 'intrusive' White House orders release of Trump records to Jan. 6 committee MORE last month alleging that the former New York City mayor spread numerous defamatory statements about the voting machine company while he helped lead Trump’s failed post-election legal campaign. Sidney Powell, an attorney formerly working with Trump's legal efforts to overturn election results, was targeted in a separate Dominion lawsuit.
Lindell told The Daily Beast last week that he hoped Dominion would sue him as it did Powell and Giuliani so that he could obtain evidence through discovery.
“That would so make my day because then they would have to go into discovery, and that would make my job a lot easier,” he said.
“It’ll be faster for me to get to the evidence, and to show the people in the public record the evidence we have about these machines," he added. "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.”
The Hill has reached out to Dominion Voting Systems and Lindell for comment.