Mike Lindell's lawyers said Dominion and Smartmatic's 'conspiracy' against him is set to cost the MyPillow CEO more than $2 billion
- Mike Lindell's new lawsuit accused
Dominionand Smartmaticof damaging his finances and reputation.
- Lawyers for the
MyPillowCEO said he is set to lose $2 billion as a result.
- Lindell sued both voting-machine companies Thursday, accusing them of enabling voter fraud.
A lawsuit filed Thursday said MyPillow CEO
As well as financial damage, Lindell also received death threats because of the "cancel culture" the two companies created, the filing said.
Lindell is in a legal battle with both companies after he spread debunked claims that Dominion and Smartmatic "flipped" votes from
Lindell then filed another separate lawsuit against both Dominion and Smartmatic on Thursday, outlining his conspiracy theory positing that their machines enabled voter fraud.
The 82-page lawsuit included quotes from William Shakespeare and the dystopian novels "Fahrenheit 451" and "1984."
In a section titled "Shut Up Or Else," Lindell's lawyers said Dominion was trying to silence anyone who might make election-fraud claims, "in cohoots with Smartmatic."
In its lawsuit in February, Dominion named both Lindell and MyPillow as defendants.
"MyPillow made no statements about Dominion," Lindell's lawyers wrote in Thursday's filing. "Instead, by suing MyPillow, Dominion seeks to punish Lindell for his statements by damaging his reputation, his finances, and his business."
As well as MyPillow and Lindell, Dominion has also filed defamation lawsuits against the pro-Trump attorney Sidney Powell, Trump's former personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News.
"This campaign of lawfare is intended to stifle any and all public debate about the reliability of the election results, whether such speech is related to Dominion or not," Lindell's lawyers wrote.
They added that Lindell was "publicly vilified as a liar" and conspiracy theorist because of Dominion and Smartmatic's actions and said that he had received threats from the public.
"Lindell is a victim of this conspiracy and enterprise by Dominion and Smartmatic to attempt to silence him by abusing the litigation process," the lawsuit read.
The filing said Lindell had already spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending himself against Dominion's $1.3 billion lawsuit.
Retailers including Costco, Kroger, and Kohl's have also pulled his products, and some customers have threatened to boycott the brand.
The lawsuit also said that Lindell planned to take his e-commerce site, MyStore, public but that his legal battle against Dominion prevented that.
"Lindell is entitled to recover his actual and special damages from for their collective role in their conspiracy and enterprise to harm him - damages which presently are estimated to exceed $2 billion," the filing said.
Dominion and Smartmatic did not immediately respond to Insider's request for comment.
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