Dominion Voting Systems has filed a defamation lawsuit against businessman Mike Lindell, chief executive of My Pillow, for spreading false conspiracy theories that Dominion’s machines rigged November’s presidential election.
The Denver-based company filed the case in federal court in Washington on Monday, seeking $US1.3 billion ($1.6 billion) in damages. Chaska, Minnesota-based My Pillow is named as a co-defendant in the lawsuit.
Dominion previously filed similar lawsuits against Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell, two lawyers who promoted former president Donald Trump’s baseless claims of widespread election fraud.
“Acting in concert with allies and media outlets that were determined to curry favour with one of their biggest sponsors and to promote a false preconceived narrative about the 2020 election, Lindell launched a defamatory marketing campaign about Dominion that reached millions of people and caused enormous harm to Dominion,” Dominion’s lawyers said in the lawsuit.