- MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been the subject of another defamation lawsuit.
- He was sued by former Dominion employee Eric Coomer, whom he once accused of being a “traitor”.
- Coomer is suing Lindell and Lindell’s Frank Speech Platform for “destroying” his life.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has been served another trial – this time by Eric Coomer, a former Dominion Voting Systems employee vilified by right-wing figures who Lindell once accused of being a national traitor.
Lawyers for Coomer, the former director of product strategy and safety at Dominion, filed a lawsuit against Lindell on April 4 to launch a defamation case against pillow CEO and platform Frank Speech. Lindell was served with the trial on April 5 at a mini-rally he held in Denver, Colorado, on behalf of indicted clerk Tina Peters.
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Coomer alleged his reputation had been “irreparably tarnished” by Lindell and Frank Speech in the complaint. Coomer added that Lindell had posted “numerous misrepresentations, defamatory interviews and other dishonest content” slandering him about Frank Speech, as well as a “sales pitch for MyPillow’s products”.
Coomer also said Lindell made statements about him at the Pillow CEO Cyber Symposium in August in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, where Lindell spent 72 hours pushing debunked voter fraud charges. .
“Despite the defendants’ baseless claims that voter fraud has been refuted by credible authorities from all political parties, they persist in their campaign to profit from the ‘big lie’ by destroying the lives of individuals like Dr. Coomer”, reads the court filing. “They did not acknowledge the harm they caused, nor did they retract any of their misrepresentations.”
The filing adds that Coomer received “frequent credible death threats”, which they attributed to “unwarranted mistrust” inspired by what he called Lindell’s “lies”.
Coomer has separately sued the Trump campaign and its allies for defamation.
Asked about the lawsuit and the possibility of being sued by others connected to Dominion, Lindell objected and said that people like Coomer were “trying to cancel (his) voice.”
“MyPillow and Frank Speech didn’t do anything. I don’t even know if I mentioned Eric Coomer yet,” Lindell told Insider. “They’re trying to cancel Frank Speech, your favorite show!”
Insider discovered, however, that Lindell had actually mentioned Coomer on the Frank Speech platform last year. In September, Lindell appeared on Frank Speech and urged Coomer to surrender to authorities for a reduced prison sentence of “10 to 20 years”.
“Eric Coomer, if I was you right now, instead of going to do business at Newsmax, if I was you, I just turn in and give back the whole operation,” he said, ” so maybe, just maybe you get immunity and you only have to go, I don’t know, ten to twenty years.”
It’s unclear what Lindell was referring to here, as Coomer faces no criminal charges.
“You are disgusting and you are a traitor. You are a traitor to the United States of America. You know what, I can say that, just like I can about Brian Kemp and Brad Raffensperger,” Lindell said . “These are things I have evidence of. The evidence is there. It is there.”
Lindell is currently facing a number of other lawsuits. He is being sued by voting technology companies Dominion and Smartmatic for pushing baseless election claims. Dominion noted in a January court filing that there was no “realistic possibility” of settling its $1.3 billion lawsuit with Lindell, given the “devastating harm” he and Trump allies Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell chatted at the company.