Big Retailers Drop MyPillow In Aftermath Of Pro-Trump CEO’s Election Fraud Falsehoods

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 15: MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell waits outside the West Wing of the White House before entering on January 15, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
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January 19, 2021 11:38 a.m.

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell confirmed on Monday that his products had been dropped from several major retailers after the pro-Trump executive sought to relentlessly spread false claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential election.

Bed Bath and Beyond, Kohl’s, HEB Stores, the Canadian Shopping Channel and Wayfair were among a group of retailers who pulled MyPillow products from stores, Lindell told NBC-affiliated station KARE 11 in St. Paul, Minnesota. 

It was unclear whether the products would be permanently dropped.

The news of the dropped products came after Lindell on Friday brought notes to a meeting in the West Wing, which were photographed and revealed to contain the phrases “martial law,” “Insurrection Act” and “foreign interference in the election.” 

Before the products were booted, Dominion Voting Systems said it sent a letter to the MyPillow executive threatening “imminent” litigation after Lindell repeatedly advanced false claims of voter fraud that involved the company’s voting machines.

“Despite your repeated promises — not to mention your considerable and costly efforts to bankroll a so-called investigation into Dominion — you have failed to identify a scintilla of credible evidence that even suggests that Dominion is somehow involved in a global conspiracy to harvest millions of votes in favor or President-elect Biden,” Dominion lawyers wrote in the Jan. 8 letter. “Of course, this is because no such evidence exists. But that is of course of no consequence to you because you are resolutely uninterested in acknowledging the truth about the issues.” 

Lindell, who told  The New York Times that he invited the pending litigation, was among the pro-Trump celebrities that spoke at the “Stop the Steal” event the night before Trump’s fateful speech. MyPillow was also listed as a “coalition partner” for the event.

Counsel for Dominion have already filed a defamation lawsuit against former Trump attorney Sidney Powell,  for making similar false claims about the company’s voting machines.

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