Dominion Voting Systems sued Mike Lindell, chief executive of MyPillow, on Monday, alleging that he defamed Dominion with baseless claims of election fraud involving its voting machines. The company is seeking more than $1.3 billion in damages.
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, alleged that Mr. Lindell “exploited” false claims about election fraud to support his company’s sales.
“Lindell — a talented salesman and former professional card counter — sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows,” Dominion said in the filing. It said that MyPillow’s “defamatory marketing campaign” — with promo codes like “FightforTrump” and “QAnon” — increased the company’s sales by 30 percent to 40 percent.