Lindell’s battle with Dominion Voting Systems is just getting started……
A judge has ruled that Dominion’s lawsuit against Lindell can move ahead, and upon receiving the news Lindell was visibly distressed and had to reportedly walk off stage.
It remains to be seen if Dominion will win this lawsuit. It likewise remains to be seen if Lindell will use this opportunity to use legal discovery to bolster his claims against Dominion.
After all, Lindell has thrown around the idea that this is his plan…..
Here’s Lindell’s reaction to the news:
Mike Lindell FLEES symposium upon learning he and Giuliani had lost their bid to dismiss $1.3bn Dominion lawsuit – and claims he was then ATTACKED back at his hotel pic.twitter.com/pfo6ArDV5t
— marti (@marviespallerc) August 12, 2021
A judge said the First Amendment offers "no blanket immunity" to Powell and Lindell in the Dominion defamation lawsuits.
The judge also rejected an argument by Giuliani that Dominion had not explained its request for $$$ damages with enough specificity.https://t.co/tbatWGYwRR
— Jan Wolfe (@JanNWolfe) August 11, 2021
Lindell’s reaction was reported by The Independent:
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell was seen hurrying off the stage at his “Cyber Symposium” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as the news broke that a judge had ruled that the defamation lawsuit against him by Dominion Voting Systems could move ahead.
During a June hearing, Mr Lindell tried to get the suit dismissed, but US District Judge Carl Nichols ruled on Wednesday that the defamation lawsuits against Mr Lindell and pro-Trump lawyers Sidney Powell and Rudy Giuliani should be allowed to proceed. Dominion is seeking more than a billion dollars in damages from each of the defendants.
The final day of Mike Lindell's "cyber symposium" is off to a dark start. A visibly tired Lindell recounts to the crowd that he was attacked at his hotel, that an associate of Tina Peters was raided by feds, and that a judge ruled that Dominion's lawsuit can proceed against him.
— Jared Holt (@jaredlholt) August 12, 2021
BREAKING REPORT: Dominion Announces New Lawsuit targeting Newsmax and One America News just as LINDELL'S CYBER SYMPOSIUM begins..
— Chuck Callesto (@ChuckCallesto) August 10, 2021
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) August 11, 2021
Lindell went on a diatribe against the court ruling at his “cyber symposium” in South Dakota Wednesday after reading news of Nichols’ decision onstage on his phone, claiming the ruling was “really bad for our country” and telling his crowd of supporters, “Your First Amendment rights just got blown out of the water.”
The MyPillow CEO also criticized the judge for issuing his ruling during the election fraud “cyber symposium,” saying the judge “couldn’t even wait until the final day” of the multi-day event to rule.