MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has faced a barrage of issues in 2023, but it looks like his problems just got even worse after admitting to the loss of yet another retailer.
Lindell faces defamation cases brought by voting-machine manufacturers Dominion Voting Systems, Smartmatic and Eric Coomer, a former Dominion employee.
The manufacturers have argued their reputations were significantly damaged by Lindell’s claims around the 2020 election.
MyPillow has suffered significantly as a result, with several suppliers ending their relationship with the business and the more-recent revelation that the company is facing several Internal Revenue Service (IRS) audits. Lindell has said that MyPillow is not going out of business, though.
Speaking on the “War Room” podcast with Steve Bannon, Lindell interrupted Bannon commenting on the recent IRS investigation to say: “Steve, I just got word here, one of our few retailers that are left canceled their POs [purchase orders]. We already had their product made; their bill is paid. They canceled this morning, I don’t know why yet, so I’m not going to throw their name out there yet, but, believe me, everyone will hear about this.”
The CEO added that his Lindell Offense Fund site has been “attacked by artificial intelligence,” but despite the less-than-cheery news, Lindell seemed to remain positive.
“We’ve got great things going on right now, and we are winning. That’s why they’re attacking me.”
Lindell said the attacks were an attempt to “take away my voice,” yet he remained defiant, saying “it’s not happening,” and reiterating that “we are winning.”
MyPillow has been in decline since 2020, with numerous retailers ending relations with the firm.
Major retailers such as Kohl’s and Bed Bath & Beyond stopped carrying MyPillow products in 2021, citing low customer demand, according to statements made to CNBC at the time.
Mike Lindell says one of his last remaining retailers just canceled on him right as he had a new shipment ready for them, and AI just attacked his legal defense fund site, but he is still winning. pic.twitter.com/ppgysRcL1W
— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 27, 2023
Earlier in October, Lindell was told by the legal team defending him in his three defamation cases that they could no longer represent him due to unpaid legal fees. Law firm Parker Daniels Kibort asked a federal judge to approve the firm’s withdrawal in a motion filed earlier this month.
Lindell told Newsweek at the beginning of October: “We haven’t been able to pay them [lawyers] for the past couple of months.”
However, he respected their decision to end their relationship with him. “These lawyers were courageous,” Lindell said. “They took on a case where every other lawyer in this country are afraid to take on any case against the electronic voting machines and the evil that’s out there. This was a great group of attorneys… and they need to get paid; and if there’s no money to pay them, they can’t keep going.”