Since February 2022, Andrew Parker has represented Mike Lindell in his defamation lawsuit. According to Parker, no payments have been made to his business on invoices submitted for the months of July and August of this year.
The maker of voting machines Smartmatic is suing Lindell for making untrue claims that the business tampered with votes to make former President Trump lose the 2020 election.
In a federal defamation complaint, attorneys representing prominent election conspiracies theorist Mike Lindell and his businesses, MyPillow and FrankSpeech, claim they are owed millions of dollars in legal costs and haven’t been paid in months.
Former Dominion Voting Systems executive Eric Coomer filed the lawsuit, and the lawyers for Minneapolis-based Parker Daniels Kibort LLC and Denver-based Reisch Law Firm LLC requested permission to withdraw from the action from the judge presiding over it.
Despite praising his legal staff, Lindell admitted to Newsweek on Thursday that he could not anymore pay them: They have not been able to afford lawyers for the previous couple of months.
These attorneys showed bravery, according to Mike Lindell. “They embarked on a case when every other attorney in this nation is hesitant to take on any litigation against the evil in the electronic voting machines. This was a fantastic team of lawyers, but they need to be paid, and if there isn’t money to pay them, they will have to stop working.
Parker said that PDK began to warn Defendants in August 2023 and again in September 2023 that if they did not pay the balance of the invoices and proceeded to pay new invoices as they became due, PDK would have to terminate its representation of Defendants.
Additionally, Lindell disclosed to Politico that American Express has reduced his line credit limit from $1 million to $100,000 and that he must utilize all of his available funds to pay his company’s employees.
He said to the publication that due to the case, they have basically run out of money.” He added “They undoubtedly set out to do that, it was their original goal. It’s repulsive”
No imminent chances exist for Lindell’s new attorneys, he claimed.
In April 2022, Coomer, a former Dominion director of product strategy and security, filed a 67-page complaint against Mike Lindell, MyPillow, and FrankSpeech. In connection with allegations that Coomer manipulated the 2020 presidential election in favor of Joe Biden, the lawsuit asserts that Lindell erroneously labeled Coomer a “traitor against the United States.”
Lindell was accused of being “vulgar, threatening, loud (and) disrespectful” during three depositions for the lawsuit, according to a motion filed by Coomer’s attorneys last month. Coomer’s attorneys incorporated video footage and transcripts of depositions into the motion, including one in which Lindell refers to one of Coomer’s attorneys as an “ambulance-chasing asshole.” Coomer was also referred to as a “scumbag” by Lindell, who also criticized the case’s U.S. District Judge Nina Wang.
The IRS has conducted five audits of MyPillow, with a particular focus on employee payment during the previous three years, according to a statement made by Mike Lindell on Steve Bannon’s “War Room” program on September 30. Lindell also stated that the audits had political undertones.
In an earlier episode of Bannon’s podcast that same month, Lindell claimed that American Express had reduced his credit limit as part of an “all-out attack” on MyPillow.
Mike Lindell’s Statement
In an appearance with CNN on Thursday, Lindell revealed that he hasn’t paid his lawyers in two or three months and that he’s uncertain of his next legal counsel. Although Mike Lindell was being sued for defamation by Dominion and Smartmatic, another electoral technology business, he was emphatic that he would not agree to a settlement with either of them.
Lindell told CNN that MyPillow, a frequent sponsor on the right-wing cable network Fox News, which also supported fake election conspiracy theories, started experiencing financial difficulties after Dominion’s lawsuit. As a result, MyPillow is currently unable to cover their legal expenses.