The company seeks roughly $ 1.3 billion in damages for Lindell’s numerous unsubstantiated public statements by allies of former President Donald Trump that Dominion rigged its machines in favor of Joe Biden in the election 2020 US presidential election.
The 115-page lawsuit filed Monday in Washington, DC, cites Lindell’s appearances in media and social media posts pushing what they called the “big lie” on Dominion machines – including a film by two hours broadcast on OAN and filled with lies about voting irregularities.
In the lawsuit, Dominion writes that Lindell “sells the lie to date because the lie sells pillows” citing promotional discount codes on MyPillow’s website, including “FightforTrump”, “Proof” and “QAnon” .
“Despite repeated warnings and efforts to share the facts with him, Mr. Lindell continued to spread malicious misrepresentation about Dominion, each time giving empty assurances that he would present damning evidence,” said the Dominion CEO John Poulos in a statement Monday. .
Poulos added that Lindell’s statements “have caused irreparable damage to Dominion’s good reputation and threatened the safety of our employees and customers.”
Lindell promised proof to his followers, but instead he “delivered absolute nonsense and fake documents from the dark corners of the internet,” Megan Meier, partner at Clare Locke LLP, said in a statement, adding that Lindell “should be held responsible for defaming the Dominion and undermining the integrity of our electoral system while taking advantage of it.”
The lawsuit swears that “By discovery Dominion will prove that there is no real evidence to support the big lie. Dominion brings this action to assert the rights of the company, to recover damages, to seek a narrowly tailored injunction, to defend themselves and employees, and to prevent Lindell and MyPillow from profiting further at Dominion’s expense. “