The MyPillow founder and 2020 election denier allegedly racked up millions in unpaid legal fees
MyPillow Founder and CEO Mike Lindell may be flying solo soon.
On Thursday, attorneys representing Lindell and his company in a defamation lawsuit brought by Dominion Voting Systems asked to withdraw from the case, alleging he owes millions in unpaid legal fees.
In the filing, Minnesota-based law firm Parker Daniels Kibort said both Lindell and MyPillow stopped paying fees and would be unable to in the future.
“On October 2, 2023, PDK was informed by Defendants that they are not able to get caught up with or make any payment on the large amount they owe in arrears nor pay for anywhere near the estimated expense of continuing to defend against the lawsuits going forward, including either the legal fees or litigation costs,” the filing read.
Lindell told Politico Thursday that he does not fault his lawyers decision. “These guys were courageous lawyers. They took on the case when nobody else would… Over the last two months, we haven’t been able to pay these lawyers at all,” said Lindell. “They came to me and said we can’t go on if we can’t get paid. I said, there’s no money.”
Lindell has been embroiled in a series of lawsuits brought by voting machine manufacturers who allege Lindell defamed them by spreading conspiracies regarding their role in the 2020 election. In March, he claimed MyPillow had to borrow almost $10 million to keep the lights on.
In January, Lindell claimed that the sleep sundry company had lost more than $100 million in retail in the aftermath of the 2020 election. The claim was contradicted by Dominion Voting Systems, one of the companies suing Lindell, who alleged the CEO used his claims of electoral fraud to boost sales.
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