MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed in a lawsuit against the Daily Mail that churches are disassociating with him because the tabloid reported he had a secret romance with Jane Krakowski

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell claimed in a lawsuit against the Daily Mail that churches are disassociating with him because the tabloid reported he had a secret romance with Jane Krakowski
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  • The Daily Mail reported that Mike Lindell had a "secret nine-month romance" with Jane Krakowski.
  • Lindell and Krakowski denied the relationship, and Lindell brought a defamation lawsuit.
  • He revised the lawsuit Tuesday to say his nonprofit's relationships with churches had been affected.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell revised his lawsuit against the Daily Mail on Tuesday, adding a claim that churches were disassociating with him because of the British tabloid's claims about an alleged romance with the actor Jane Krakowski.

The Daily Mail published a report in late January saying the MyPillow founder had a "secret nine-month romance" with the "30 Rock" star. Both Lindell and Krakowski denied the report.

"Jane has never met Mr. Lindell. She is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise," a publicist for Krakowski said in a statement at the time. Lindell said he had "never even heard" of her.

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In the week after the report was published, Lindell filed a defamation lawsuit against the Daily Mail, arguing that the article had caused "tremendous harm to his personal and professional reputation and prospective economic opportunities, as well as causing him significant humiliation and emotional distress."

The Daily Mail did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

According to court documents, Lindell specifically cites the report's claim that he gifted alcohol to Krakowski.

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"As a recovering addict and alcoholic who frequently writes and speaks publicly about his spiritual triumphs over substance abuse, Mr. Lindell is horrified by the Defendants' fabricated and very public accusations," the lawsuit said.

On Tuesday, Lindell revised the lawsuit against the British tabloid, adding an amendment detailing ways it said the report affected the associations with the Lindell Recovery Network, which the lawsuit describes as a "faith-based" nonprofit founded in 2019 that "provides services for various forms of addiction, mostly substance, and behavioral addiction, along with co-morbidities such as anxiety and addiction."

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"Mr. Lindell's name is attached to the network and his personal story as a Christian who came back from his addiction to become a success is emphasized," the lawsuit said.

Lindell said the organization had been able to partner with only "a handful of churches," and the lawsuit said churches "may be pulling out because of Defendants' allegations about Mr. Lindell."

It was not immediately clear as to why the report may have affected the LRN's affiliations with Christian networks and churches, and Insider reached out to MyPillow and to Lindell for more information.

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