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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:18 AM

Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell

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Source: Axios

Dominion Voting Systems on Monday sued MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell for more than $1.3 billion in damages, alleging that the Trump ally exploited the baseless conspiracy theory that Dominion's voting machines rigged the election for Joe Biden to sell more pillows.

The big picture: Lindell is the latest Trump ally to face a multibillion-dollar lawsuit from Dominion or Smartmatic, another voting machine company subjected to a campaign of false claims about the election.

  • Pro-Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani have each been sued by Dominion for $1.3 billion in damages.
    Earlier this month, Smartmatic sued Powell, Giuliani, Fox News and some of the network's top hosts for $2.7 billion.


  • Lindell, who received a cease-and-desist letter from Dominion in January, told Axios at the time: "I want Dominion to put up their lawsuit because we have 100% evidence that China and other countries used their machines to steal the election."

    What they're saying: "Lindell’s statements have exposed Dominion to the most extreme hatred and contempt. Lindell himself called it the “biggest crime ever committed in election history against our country and the world," Dominion wrote in its 115-page complaint.

    Read more: https://www.axios.com/dominion-mike-lindell-defamation-aed0d355-6eee-4a61-b3ca-2a5ecfeefb57.html



    Here is a link to the complaint - https://beta.documentcloud.org/documents/20489801-2-22-21-dominion-v-my-pillow-michael-lindell-complaint

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    Reply Dominion files $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit against MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell (Original post)
    BumRushDaShow Monday OP
    brer cat Monday #1
    BumRushDaShow Monday #2
    NCjack Monday #11
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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:34 AM

    1. I don't suppose Dominion wants to own a pillow compay

    but they may wind up with one.

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    Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:36 AM

    2. Looks like

    they are going to sue everyone they can in hopes to clean up from settlements done by all of them.

    (it would be nice if they were able to take out Lindell though )

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:51 AM

    11. About time there are consequences for libel.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:11 PM

    31. I wonder how much Lindell will get when he tries to hock that cross necklace,

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    Response to Prof. Toru Tanaka (Reply #31)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:16 PM

    32. I swear

    I will never forget the first time I saw a MyPillow ad and was like, "What is the freaking deal with the cross? Could he pander any more openly??" (Obviously the answer was 'no').

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    Response to OldBaldy1701E (Reply #32)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:44 PM

    35. +10 - Me too. nt

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    Response to brer cat (Reply #1)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:58 PM

    25. Lindell's head won't be resting ease tonight.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:59 AM

    3. Now the fun begins!

    Watching these traitorous tools lose everything will be highly entertaining.

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    Response to Yeehah (Reply #3)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:45 PM

    23. I'm generally against SLAPP suits, I think they're a horrible practice

    but I have to say it's fun seeing the tables turned, a soul sucking corporation suing an unmitigated jackass instead of a whistleblower or left of center ethicist.

    I can see Lindell going through lawyers almost as fast as Dumdum did. He's a true believer in his own horse shit.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:16 AM

    4. Edited .... Why didn't they go after Ru$h?

    Last edited Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:21 PM - Edit history (1)

    You catch my drift but I didn't like using Ru$h's terminology.

    It's not like feminism wasn't withering from the hot air.

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    Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #4)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:59 AM

    13. wow.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:18 AM

    5. no soft landing

    for Lindell.

    Hmmmm....who's that kid over there with a pillow company and no political baggage?


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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:24 AM

    6. The Dominion 'My Pillow' does have a nice ring to it!

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:42 AM

    7. defense donation

    I think I will collect a pillow case of dog poop and mail it to pillow boy.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 09:56 AM

    8. OK, Dominion has put up

    Now the Defendant had better shut up. And if that’s the major accomplishment of this lawsuit, that’s not a bad thing.

    I wonder if “Lawyer Cat” will represent him...

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:15 AM

    9. well deserved.

    I hope they take Lindell for everything he has.
    This is the DU member formerly known as BainsBane.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:43 AM

    10. Shut up and settle, Mike.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:52 AM

    12. Oh Well....

    At least he has a pillow to cry into.

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    Response to HotRod Deluxe (Reply #12)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:52 AM

    15. LOL!

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    Response to HotRod Deluxe (Reply #12)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:41 PM

    22. pretty soon, he'll have a whole warehouse full of them.

    No one else will want them.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:52 AM

    14. Maybe Kirk Cameron can start a GoFundMe page for the poor guy?

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    Response to Gamecock Lefty (Reply #14)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:36 PM

    29. Or wittle Ricky Schroeder.......

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:04 PM

    16. This could possibly be the most important lawsuit of Trump's failed presidency.

    By destroying the bullshit of rigged elections, an enormous cloud of doubt will be cast over all the other conspiracies. It's a domino. How many elected Republicans labeled themselves with the conspiracy of a rigged election? How many have conveniently forgotten about the role that Trump had on 1/6, now that the dust has settled?

    This all needs to be very public. Every detail needs to be made clear to the public.

    This is so much more than suing a handful of idiots.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:38 PM

    17. Destroy him and his business and expose the lies.

    This is the DU member formerly known as TeamPooka.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 12:41 PM

    18. I wanna see that creepy fucker filing for bankruptcy by the end of the year

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:01 PM

    19. Hitching his car to the Trump train was not a good business decision

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:01 PM

    20. You deserve it Mike.

    And much more.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:40 PM

    21. honest question -

    I'm not an attorney, so I don't really know how such things work.

    Does it count as libel, slander, or defamation if the person making the accusations actually believes them? I don't know if this Lindell character really believes what he's claimed, but if he does, does that afford him some protection?

    (I'm hoping the answer is "no," by the way.)

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    Response to cab67 (Reply #21)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 08:00 PM

    36. I googled...

    If the person defamed was a private person, in most states, the person making the defamatory statement can only be held liable for defamation if he/she: knew that the statement was false and defamatory, or. acted with reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of the statement in making the statement, or acted negligently in failing to ascertain whether the statement was true or false before making it. To act in reckless disregard of the truth or falsity of a statement means that the person making the statement had serious doubts as to the truth of the statement, but they went ahead and made it anyway.

    So, two point, it depends on state law, so where they file the case counts, and given the outlandish nature and claims to have evidence without there being evidence, it sound like negligence might be easy to prove. And if you say you have evidence, then are unable to provide it, you could argue it was known to be false.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 01:56 PM

    24. Mike can present his 'absolute proof' in court.

    Mike can present his 'absolute proof' in court.

    Go for it, Mike!

    Knock 'em over with a feather pillow.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:47 PM

    26. The discovery phase should be a real goldmine!

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    Response to SeattleVet (Reply #26)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:17 PM

    33. You had my thought! (n/t)

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:14 PM

    27. 8.6 Times What His Company Is Worth!

    Mikey, I don't think you thought this through.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:32 PM

    28. If the evidence under oath proves Dominion Machines are truly secure...

    which I believe they are, then Dominion will become the World Leader in this field.

    The profits could make these amounts seem like pocket change if that occurs.

    They have a lot riding on this case - I doubt their will be a private settlement. They probably will settle publically so will require the truth and evidence to be put out there for all to see.

    And Mr. Lindell is going to have to eat shit on national TV when he apologizes.

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:38 PM

    30. Sorry Mike but all the Trump Humpers are in jail or gave all their cash to Trump for lawsuits

    Don't think for a second your going to get millions in "help".

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    Response to BumRushDaShow (Original post)

    Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:19 PM

    34. I have one thing to say about this

    BBWWAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

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