Dominon Voting Systems has just about become a household name here in the United States, but they aren’t exactly thrilled about that fact.
During the 2020 presidential election, Donald Trump and his allies believed that the contest had been rigged or stolen, and set out to prove just that. Rudy Giuliani and others went on the road, trying to dig up details of alleged schemes and plots that may have been used to keep Trump from being reelected.
In one such facet of the effort, several members of Trump’s inner circle insinuated that the voting machines themselves could have been used as part of the clandestine effort, publicly stating so on several occasions.
Dominion, who was often referred to by name, is now taking action.
Dominion Voting Systems has sued MyPillow Inc. CEO Mike Lindell, alleging $1.2 billion in damages to its brand for defamatory comments Lindell repeatedly made about the firm.
The complaint accuses Lindell of perpetuating a “Big Lie” about Dominion’s role in the 2020 presidential election, including that he knowingly spread false information about how Dominion’s voting machines conduct audits, investments from foreign countries and its presence in U.S. voting systems.
Lindell “knowingly lied about Dominion to sell more pillows to people who continued tuning in to hear what they wanted to hear about the election,” the complaint alleges.
Lindell appeared unfazed.
After Dominion first indicated it might sue him, Lindell amplified his allegations against the company in a documentary he published about the company, amplifying multiple pieces of misinformation.
“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,” the complaint reads.
Lindell is not the first Trump confidante to face litigation from Dominion.
Both Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell have been served similarly gargantuan lawsuits by the company.
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