MyPillow founder Mike Lindell is now suing Dominion Voting Systems for $1.6 billion.
Dominion filed a $1.3 billion defamation suit against Lindell in February, claiming that his claims that there was rigging in their vote counts damaged their reputation. Lindell’s lawsuit claims that by suing or threatening to sue dozens of people and media outlets for outrageous sums, Dominion is engaging in “lawfare” or abusing the legal system to intimidate and punish people into giving up their First Amendment right to criticize Dominion or question the election.
Dominion called it a “meritless retaliatory lawsuit,” but Lindell has some pretty good attorneys on his side, reportedly including Harvard law professor emeritus and First Amendment expert Alan Dershowitz.
I’m not a lawyer or legal expert, but personally, I’d rather make the case that Dominion Voting Systems is trying to silence its critics than try to argue that the damage to Dominion’s reputation is worth $1.3 billion. I’ve talked to enough people to suspect that their opinion of the value of their reputation is, shall we say, inflated.
More on this story coming soon.