The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider an attempt to block the defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell filed by Dominion Voting System.

The case can now move forward.

Dominion is seeking $1.6 billion in damages, claiming Lindell and his company helped to spread false election fraud allegations involving its voting machines. The company is also suing others who spreader disinformation about the election, including Fox News.

Lindell, a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump, has been actively involved in a baseless campaign to overturn the results of the 2020 presidential elections, won by Joe Biden.

Subscribe to our free weekly newsletter!

A week of political news in your in-box.
We find the news you need to know, so you don't have to.

Dominion argues he continued to promote false claims despite investigations that have already debunked challenges.

“Lindell—a talented salesman and former professional card counter—sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows,” read the lawsuit, filed in February 2021. “MyPillow’s defamatory marketing campaign—with promo codes like “FightforTrump,” “45,” “Proof,” and “QAnon”—has increased MyPillow sales by 30-40% and continues duping people into redirecting their election-lie outrage into pillow purchases.”

Lindell denies any wrongdoing.

Read more about:

Get the free uPolitics mobile app for the latest political news and videos

iPhone Android

Leave a comment