Judge evicts Mike Lindell’s company from Minnesota facility over $200K in unpaid rent

The landlord for a manufacturing facility that produces MyPillow’s pillows is asking a judge to evict the Minnesota-based company founded by pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell, from its premises.

Attorney Sara Filo, who represents First Industrial, said in a hearing in eviction court Tuesday that the company has failed to pay more than $200,000 in rent over the past two months.

“MyPillow has more or less vacated but we’d like to do this by the book,” Attorney Sara Filo, representing First Industrial, said in a hearing in eviction court Tuesday. “At this point there’s a representation that no further payment is going to be made under this lease, so we’d like to go ahead with finding a new tenant.”

From the StarTribune:

MyPillow, headquartered in Chaska, has received at least four default notices since September at the Shakopee warehouse, according to court filings. The latest eviction notice says the company is behind in payments for February and March, owing Delaware-based First Industrial, L.P. more than $217,000 for rent and other charges for the facility located at 4701 Valley Boulevard South.

Scott County Chief Judge Caroline Lennon said the court would issue the order as soon as it’s submitted. MyPillow is still currently leasing a second manufacturing warehouse and outlet location in Shakopee.

The eviction is the latest in a string of financial woes for the company and its controversial CEO, Mike Lindell, who has said he’s been drained personally and professionally since he became a national figure spreading debunked claims of widespread election fraud in the 2020 presidential race. Neither Lindell nor lawyers for landlord First Industrial returned a request for comment, and no representative for MyPillow appeared in court Tuesday.

Lindell has claimed his company lost $100 million after shopping networks and big-box retailers boycotted his products over his claims that the 2020 election was “rigged.”


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