Facing legal threats from a voting systems company he allegedly defamed, Mike Lindell says his company MyPillow is now being dropped by prominent retailers.
The CEO said in an interview Monday evening that he has been told by Kohl's, Wayfair, HEB, and Bed, Bath & Beyond that they would no longer stock his products.
"I just got off the phone with Bed Bath & Beyond. They’re dropping My Pillow. Just got off the phone not five minutes ago. Kohl’s, all these different places,” Lindell said. “These [companies], they’re scared, like a Bed Bath & Beyond, they’re scared. They were good partners. In fact, I told them, ‘You guys come back anytime you want.'”
Bring Me The News has reached out to the retailers to confirm is this is the case, but if confirmed it could have a significant impact on the Charka-based company, which employs 1,500 people in Minnesota.
It comes as Lindell continues to embrace conspiracy theories claiming without evidence that the Nov. 3 election was "stolen" from President Trump, even after the repetition of this falsehood by the president and unproven claims of election fraud by other prominent GOP legislators sparked the insurrection by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. Allegations of widespread electoral fraud have been rejected by judges dozens of court cases since Nov. 3, as well as by the president's own Department of Justice.
Lindell attended a brief White House meeting with President Trump last week in which notes he brought included references to "martial law" and the "Insurrection Act," potentially suggesting ways the president can hold onto power despite Joe Biden being inaugurated on Jan. 20.
This, coupled with his assertion as recently as Jan. 15 that Trump would still be president for the next four years, has seen pressured being applied on social media to companies that carry MyPillow products, including by the liberal social media activism group Sleeping Giants, whose M.O. is "to make bigotry and sexism less profitable."
At the weekend, BMTN reported that MyPillow's online store accepted "Qanon" and "Q" among its active promo codes for discounts, referencing the extremist conspiracy cult.
Lindell faces legal action from Dominion
Lindell continues to claim to have proof that the election was "rigged," despite now facing the threats of a lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems, which he has claimed without proof changed "millions" of votes.
In a cease-and-desist letter sent to Lindell obtained by Bring Me The News, Dominion is demanding that the MyPillow CEO retract his "defamatory accusations" about Dominion and issue a public apology.
Dominion has already used the threat of legal action to obtain an ]on-air correction from right-wing news network Newsmax, with another voting systems company, Smartmatic, receiving the same correction from the likes of Fox News, Fox Business, and OAN, which shared conspiracies linking the company to unfounded vote-rigging claims.
"Your smear campaign against Dominion has been relentless, and you have leveraged your significant social media following to inflict the maximum amount of damage to Dominion’s good name and business operations," the letter to Lindell said.
'On numerous occasions you quote-tweeted facially unreliable and discredited falsehoods about Dominion while giving empty assurances that you would come forward with overwhelming proof of the company’s wrongdoing.
"Despite your repeated promises – not to mention your considerable and costly efforts to bankroll a so-called investigation into Dominion – you have failed to identify a scintilla of credible evidence that even suggests that Dominion is somehow involved in a global conspiracy to harvest millions of votes in favor of President-elect Biden. Of course, this is because no such evidence exists.
"But that is of no consequence to you because you are resolutely uninterested in acknowledging the truth about these issues."
In response to this letter, Lindell told Axios he wants Dominion to sue him because it would give him the opportunity to share the "100% evidence" of voter fraud.