The company is seeking around $ 1.3 billion in damages for Lindell’s numerous unfounded public statements by former President Donald Trump’s allies that Dominion rigged its machines in favor of Joe Biden in the 2020 U.S. presidential election.
The 115-page lawsuit filed Monday in Washington, DC, cites Lindell’s media appearances and social media posts promoting what they called the “Big Lie” about Dominion’s machines, including a two-hour movie that aired on OAN and was full of falsehoods about the vote. irregularities.
In the lawsuit, Dominion writes that Lindell “sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows” citing promotional discount codes on the MyPillow website, including “FightforTrump”, “Proof” and “QAnon.”
“Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell has continued to maliciously spread false claims about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would present overwhelming evidence,” Dominion’s CEO said Monday. , John Poulos, in a statement. .
Poulos added that Lindell’s remarks “caused irreparable damage to Dominion’s good reputation and threatened the safety of our employees and customers.”
Lindell promised his followers evidence, but instead “handed over nonsensical and false documents from the dark corners of the internet,” Dominion legal counsel Megan Meier, a partner at Clare Locke LLP, said in a statement, adding that Lindell “must be held accountable for defaming Dominion and undermining the integrity of our electoral system while benefiting from it.”
The lawsuit promises that “through discovery, Dominion will demonstrate that there is no actual evidence to support the Big Lie. Dominion brings this action to vindicate company rights, recover damages, seek a closely tailored court order, defend itself and their employees, and prevent Lindell and MyPillow from further profiting at Dominion’s expense. “