The lawsuit is the latest multibillion-dollar lawsuit filed by voting machine companies following the 2020 U.S. election.
MyPillow Inc. CEO Mike Lindell tried to boost sales by embracing Donald Trump’s bogus claims about a massive campaign plot, according to a $ 1.3 billion lawsuit filed by a machine company vote.
The Dominion Voting Systems Inc. defamation lawsuit, filed in federal court in Washington on Monday, alleges Lindell repeatedly repeated the “big lie” about voter fraud despite knowing that no such fraud occurred. ‘had taken place. The costume says Lindell increased sales by up to 40% by repeating false claims on conservative media while also featuring promotional codes for its products such as “FightForTrump,” “45” and “QAnon.”
The lawsuit is the latest in a series of multibillion-dollar legal actions by voting machine companies against high-profile supporters of Donald Trump, including Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, for spreading misinformation about electoral fraud. Earlier this month, Fox Corp. canceled the Lou Dobbs show a day after the network and Dobbs were named in a $ 2.7 billion lawsuit brought by Smartmatic Corp., another voting machine company that claimed defamation.
Dominion said it warned Lindell in several letters in December and January to stop making false accusations about the company or face possible libel lawsuit.
“Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell continued to spread malicious false allegations about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would present damning evidence,” said the Dominion CEO John Poulos in a statement. “These claims have caused irreparable damage to Dominion’s good reputation and threatened the safety of our employees and customers.”