Her pillows aren’t the only thing filled with fluff.
A federal judge has reportedly dismissed MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell’s libel lawsuits against election tech companies Smartmatic Corp. and Dominion Voting Systems, deeming the cases “frivolous.”
This Washington, DC judge also ordered the conspiracy theory executive to pay a portion of Smartmatic’s legal fees on Thursday. Lindell’s home state newspaper, the Star Tribune of Minnesota, reports that U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols found that Lindell’s allegations against Smartmatic “assert at least some baseless allegations.”
According to the court, Lindell’s legal team failed to demonstrate that there was a conspiracy against their client or that he had been defamed.
The 60-year-old conservative is a staunch supporter of former President Donald Trump and insists the 2020 presidential election was somehow rigged. There is no reason to believe the theory is true.
Lindell reportedly said he was unsure whether to appeal Nichols’ decision. He filed his lawsuits in response to Dominion and Smartmatic suing him over allegations that the technologies they oversee helped Joe Biden defeat Trump to become the nation’s 46th president.
Lindell had requested $1.6 million from Dominion and Smartmatic. Dominion is asking the bedding company’s CEO for $1.3 billion. Smartmatic says in its lawsuit against Lindell that the company’s value went from $3 billion to $1 billion in light of the narrative pushed by him and others.