Mike Lindell on Thursday claimed he was attacked at his hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota during his ‘cyber symposium’ claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump.
The MyPillow CEO took the stage and told the crowd ‘I’m okay but it hurts’ after the alleged confrontation on Wednesday night, hours after he fled the stage when he found out he has lost a bid to dismiss a $1.3 billion lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems over voter fraud claims.
Lindell is hosting a 72-hour marathon cyber symposium where he is attempting to prove his baseless election fraud claims.
Sioux Falls police have told Dailymail.com they haven’t received any reports regarding the alleged incident, but an officer is being sent to speak with Lindell.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols handed down an opinion Tuesday, the second day of Lindell’s event, rejecting his request to have the voting machine company’s lawsuit dismissed.
DailyMail.com has reached out to the Sioux Falls Police Department for comment and it is unclear where the alleged attack took place.
Mike Lindell on Thursday claimed he was ‘attacked’ at his hotel in Sioux Falls, South Dakota during his ‘cyber symposium’ claiming the 2020 election was rigged against Donald Trump.
He and former Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell are being sued by Dominion for allegedly defamatory statements they knowingly pushed claiming the company’s voting machines were rigged in favor of Joe Biden.
Earlier in his symposium Lindell vowed he would not get off stage for the full duration of the event.
‘There’s no breaks!’ he yelled in a video clip of the event posted by a Daily Beast journalist on Twitter. ‘This never stops. You guys can go eat that’s fine but I ain’t eating. I’m staying up here for 72 hours before they ruin our signal!’
But later that evening, moments after Nichols’ rejection came down, Lindell can be seen jogging off the stage in the middle of one of his invited ‘expert’s’ speeches.
Dominion is also suing ex-Trump lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Sidney Powell. A federal judge struck down all three bids to dismiss the suits
Donald Trump himself also continues to cast doubt on the presidential election
The segment ends without him.
After a few minutes of silence Lindell can be seen returning to a dark stage with the event’s title card projected behind him, according to a stream posted by Rumble user The Pete Santilli Show.
‘Hello everybody, hello. It’s been – we’ve got a panel coming up here but we had some – I had to get off stage,’ a slightly shaken Lindell tells a cheering audience. ‘Things, ah – this could be the hardest couple of weeks I’ve had this year, and that’s saying a lot.’
He then goes on to outline his baseless theories about Dominion.
Dominion filed lawsuits against the three Trump allies in January and February of 2021.
Lindell vowed to not eat or leave the stage for three days before he abruptly fled
He can be seen running off in the middle of one of his ‘expert’s’ speeches
Dominion claims he ‘sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows’ in their February court filing
In its filing against Lindell, the voting machine company claims he ‘sells the lie to this day because the lie sells pillows.’
The US legal standard for defamation claims against public figures is high – plaintiffs must demonstrate that misleading statements were made with ‘actual malice’ or reckless disregard for the truth.
But in his 44-page ruling Nichols, a Trump appointee, found that Dominion’s allegations against both Lindell and Powell that they may know or suspect their claims were false but continued to make them hold up.
‘As a preliminary matter, a reasonable juror could conclude that the existence of a vast international conspiracy that is ignored by the government but proven by a spreadsheet on an internet blog is so inherently improbable that only a reckless man would believe it,’ Nichols said of Lindell.
Lindell has been a big supporter of Trump and used promo codes like ‘FightForTrump’ to sell his pillows (pictured March 2020)
Since the election Lindell has been claiming that Chinese hackers infiltrated the voting machines – which the company says are not connected to the internet – and switched votes from Trump to Biden.
The Dominion lawsuit claims Lindell used those claims in a ‘defamatory marketing campaign’ that boosted his sales and ‘continues duping people into redirecting their election-lie outrage into pillow purchases.’
It cites sales promotion codes like ‘FightForTrump’, ‘Proof’, ’45’ and ‘QAnon.’
Giuliani’s claims that Dominion failed to provide sufficient detail to warrant a hefty $1.3 billion in damages, among other reasons to dismiss, were also rejected.