- Lindell has been living in “undisclosed locations” because of safety concerns, he said.
- The MyPillow CEO said he hadn’t been back to his home in Minnesota in two months.
- He told “The Domenick Nati Show” he has teams investigating “cancel culture,” Twitter, Facebook.
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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a staunch ally of former President Donald Trump, says he hasn’t been back to his home in Minnesota for two months and no longer attends in-person events because he fears for his safety.
Lindell has spread the conspiracy theory claiming that voting-machine company Dominion Voting Systems switched votes from Trump to President Joe Biden. The theory has been thoroughly debunked, and Lindell has been blocked from Twitter, sued by Dominion, and had his products pulled by retailers.
On “The Domenick Nati Show” on Monday, Lindell said that he was living in a different state because of safety concerns.
“I absolutely move around to undisclosed locations,” he said.
“I haven’t been back to Minnesota, and anybody out there that is looking for me, I haven’t been back there in two months,” he said. “I can’t go back there.”
He added that he wasn’t going to attend any scheduled events in-person and that he recently attended an event via Zoom instead because it was “too risky” to be there himself.
He didn’t want to put himself or other people “in jeopardy,” he said.
“If they’re capable of what they’re doing out there to destroy a company and destroy things to cancel people out, I guess I’m not going to go there, make myself vulnerable out there,” he said.
Lindell added that he plans to cancel “cancel culture,” and that he had “big teams” of investigators looking into who’s behind it.
The teams are also looking into Facebook and Twitter, after the platforms put disclaimers on his posts about election fraud, saying they contained false information, he said. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey would be “going to jail,” he added.
He also appeared to suggest Twitter had at one point seized control of his own personal account.
“Jack Dorsey is involved in a lot of evil,” he said. “They took my Twitter, they were running my Twitter, not just taking it down. … They were retweeting things making it look like Mike Lindell was OK with stuff.”
Lindell said he had a wave of lawsuits planned, including a countersuit against Dominion that he plans to file in about a week. Lindell also urged voting-machine companies Smartmatic and Elections Systems & Software to sue him, saying the machines were “the same” and “like cousins.”
“If I don’t get these machines and this election taken down, I haven’t got a company anyway,” he said.
Lindell also said he had started a Lindell Legal Offense Fund, where people can donate. He said he chose the name because “we don’t go on defense, people. We go on offense.”
Retailers have pulled MyPillow’s products
Lindell said that 22 retailers had pulled MyPillow products since January. He told Insider in February that he expected this to cost the company about $US65 ($84) million in lost revenue this year.
But during Monday’s interview he said that retailers who said they’d made the move because sales were slow “are lying” and they’re now “big losers.”
Lindell said that it was bots and trolls who said they would boycott retailers that stocked his products.
The companies who kept stocking MyPillow were “thriving,” and MyPillow has had to expand its workforce, he said. Lots of customers have been buying products directly through MyPillow too, he said.
In the interview, Lindell also said he would “absolutely not” run for office. He also declined to comment on when he last spoke to Trump but said it’s been “quite a while.”
He added that his social-media platform Vocl would launch in between 10 and 14 days, and would be “the biggest platform in history, safest platform ever.”