Speaking to supporters during a segment on his streaming platform Lindell-TV, MyPillow CEO and pro-Trump conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell urged them to donate to the Lindell Offense Fund as he reels from apparent financial troubles.
Lindell made the plea after recently admitting to various financial struggles stemming from his 2020 election fraud claims. Lindell is involved in defamation lawsuits from voting machine companies Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems. Both companies accuse Lindell of severely damaging their reputations after he spread baseless claims that the 2020 presidential election was stolen and that Donald Trump was the real winner even though the companies conspired to rig the machines.
Major retailers have since stopped stocking MyPillow products, sending the company into financial disarray. In July, Lindell said that his company had lost $100 million and that he was hit by “massive, massive cancellation” as retailers canceled their orders in response to his 2020 election allegations. American Express slashed the company’s line of credit in September, and his lawyers stopped representing him after he was unable to pay millions of dollars in legal fees.
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