MyPillow’s Election-Denying Owner Gets Evicted From Minnesota Warehouse

By: Georgia | Published: Apr 08, 2024

Mike Lindell’s company, MyPillow, is confronting a court-ordered eviction from its warehouse in Minnesota, a situation that has surfaced amidst Lindell’s ongoing legal disputes concerning his claims about the 2020 election and voting machine security.

Despite these challenges, Lindell has assured that this situation is a result of a mutual agreement to vacate the property, not financial woes. He confirmed to ABC News that the company is in “great shape,” emphasizing that the eviction is merely a procedural step.

An Unfulfilled Agreement Leads to Unexpected Challenges

Lindell explained that the eviction stemmed from an arrangement that didn’t go as planned. MyPillow had initially subleased the space to a candy company and intended to do the same with a sugar beet company this year.

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However, the deal with the sugar beet company fell through, leaving Lindell and the warehouse owner in a difficult position. This disruption led to the decision to vacate the warehouse, which had not been used by MyPillow since the spring of 2023.

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The Decision to Proceed With Eviction

Despite the unforeseen cancellation by the sugar beet company, Lindell and the owner of the warehouse, First Industrial, concluded that ending their contract through eviction was the best course of action.

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Lindell expressed his agreement with this decision, indicating that it was a mutually agreed-upon conclusion to officially terminate their lease arrangement.

MyPillow's Outstanding Rent

Court documents reveal that MyPillow has accumulated $217,489 in past-due rent for the warehouse.

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Mike Lindell is smiling and holding a pillow against his chest. He's wearing a blue shirt and a cross necklace

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The eviction action by First Industrial is aimed at removing MyPillow from the premises due to the company’s failure to fulfill its financial obligations under the lease agreement, specifically the unpaid rent and other related charges.

Financial Stability Amidst Eviction

Despite the eviction process and the significant amount of unpaid rent, Lindell maintains that MyPillow’s financial health remains strong.

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He highlighted the success of the company’s recent advertising campaign, describing it as the “most successful one in five years.”

Formal Eviction Proceedings to Find a New Tenant

During a recent hearing in Scott County, a judge reviewed First Industrial’s request to formally proceed with MyPillow’s eviction. The company, represented by attorney Sara Filo, has not opposed this request, signaling an amicable move towards vacating the property.

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According to The Star Tribune, Filo stated, “MyPillow has more or less vacated but we’d like to do this by the book.” She further explained the motivation for formalizing the eviction: “At this point, there’s a representation that no further payment is going to be made under this lease, so we’d like to go ahead with finding a new tenant.”

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The Impact of Lindell's Election Claims on MyPillow

Lindell’s public assertions regarding election fraud have had a tangible impact on MyPillow, particularly in terms of advertising and retail partnerships.

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The company has seen a reduction in advertising opportunities, which can be attributed to the controversy surrounding Lindell’s claims about the 2020 election and election systems in the United States.

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Legal and Financial Setbacks

A federal judge in Minnesota recently upheld a $5 million arbitration award against Lindell, which came as a result of a challenge by a software engineer to Lindell’s claims of election interference.

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This legal defeat marks a significant financial loss for Lindell and raises questions about the financial strain such legal battles may impose on him personally and on MyPillow.

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$5 Million Arbitration Loss Over Election Claims

The $5 million dispute originated from Lindell’s “Prove Mike Wrong Challenge,” part of a “Cyber Symposium” he hosted in 2021, where he promised a $5 million reward through Lindell Management LLC for anyone who could discredit his data concerning the November 2020 election.

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Despite the financial setback, Lindell remains defiant, expressing his intention to appeal the decision. He clarified that the lawsuit targeted one of his businesses, Lindell Management LLC, not him personally, and insisted, “Of course we’re going to appeal it. This guy doesn’t have a dime coming.”

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Lindell's Commitment to Legal Challenges

Despite the legal and financial hurdles, Lindell remains committed to appealing the recent court decision.

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He has signaled his intention to continue the legal fight, indicating that the case could extend into the next year.

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Significant Personal Investment in Election Security

Lindell has disclosed that he has spent over $45 million of his own funds on pursuing claims related to voting machine security and advocating for paper ballots in the 2024 election.

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This substantial personal investment reflects Lindell’s deep commitment to his beliefs regarding election integrity and security.

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The Future of MyPillow

The unfolding situation with the eviction, combined with the backdrop of legal disputes and Lindell’s political activism, paints a complex picture for MyPillow.

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As the company looks to move forward, the outcome of these challenges and the effectiveness of its recent advertising campaign will likely play critical roles in shaping its path ahead. Lindell’s unwavering confidence suggests a belief in the company’s ability to overcome these hurdles and continue its success in the competitive bedding market.

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