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MyPillow C.E.O. Sued Over Election Fraud Claims

Mr. Lindell, who’s finest identified for showing on packing containers of his company’s pillows and in MyPillow’s infomercials, is a fierce supporter of former President Donald J. Trump, and rose to new prominence this year as he promoted debunked conspiracy theories about election fraud. The claims, significantly these made after the Jan. 6 rebellion on the Capitol, prompted a backlash towards Mr. Lindell and MyPillow. Plenty of retailers, together with Bed Bath & Beyond and Kohl’s, reduce ties with the company whereas Twitter completely suspended Mr. Lindell’s account.

Dominion mentioned on Monday that it wrote to Mr. Lindell a number of instances, “put him on formal written notice of the facts, and told him that Dominion employees were receiving death threats because of the lies.”

“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,” Dominion mentioned within the submitting.

In an interview with The New York Times final month, Mr. Lindell mentioned that he would “welcome” a lawsuit from Dominion after the company despatched him a authorized letter warning of pending litigation over his baseless claims involving their machines.

“Dominion threatened to sue me and I said bring it on, I want you to, I 100 percent want you to,” Mr. Lindell mentioned within the Jan. 25 interview. “But they won’t do it, and you know why they won’t do it, because they know all the evidence will come out.”

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