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MyPillow files countersuit against Dominion Voting Systems

The MyPillow company, whose CEO Michael Lindell has helped former President Trump peddle baseless claims of widespread election fraud, is countersuing Dominion Voting Systems over Dominion’s defamation lawsuit against MyPillow.

In a federal lawsuit filed Monday in Minnesota seeking more than $1.6 billion in damages, MyPillow accused Dominion of “debasing the legal system” with its efforts to strike back at the right-wing campaign to discredit its voting systems.

“Dominion’s purpose is to silence debate; to eliminate any challenge to the 2020 presidential election; and to cancel and destroy anyone who speaks out against Dominion’s work on behalf of the government in administering the election,” the lawsuit reads. 

Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against Lindell and his company in February over his claims that Dominion assisted in engineering widespread election fraud that delivered the White House to President Biden in November. Lindell doubled down on those claims in February, releasing a three-hour documentary on the subject.

Dominion, through a lawyer, on Monday dismissed the retaliatory lawsuit.

“This is a meritless retaliatory lawsuit, filed by MyPillow to try to distract from the harm it caused to Dominion,” Stephen Shackelford, an attorney for the voting systems company, said in an emailed statement. 

Dominion has also filed similar defamation lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani, Fox News and lawyer Sidney Powell for their roles in the legal and political campaigns to discredit the company.

MyPillow said in its lawsuit that as a result of Lindell’s advocacy, its employees have been “canceled” and subject to death threats and harassment.

“This lawsuit is brought in support of the marketplace of ideas and to remedy the grave harm that has been suffered by MyPillow as a result of Dominion’s suppression of speech and attacks on the Company,” the lawsuit reads.

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