Lawyers for a former Dominion Voting Systems employee: We tried to depose MyPillow founder and Donald Trump supporter Mike Lindell three times for our lawsuit regarding comments he made in the aftermath of the 2020 election, and each time he was “vulgar, threatening, loud, disrespectful to … counsel and the Court, evasive, and largely non-responsive to questioning.”
Also lawyers for that Dominion Voting Systems employee, during those depositions: Your pillows are lumpy, Lindell!
Perhaps now you might understand why Lindell and Dominion lawyers are at a contratemps regarding these depositions. According to CNBC, videos of the depositions were released by the counsel for Eric Coomer, former director of product strategy and security at the election equipment manufacturer. Coomer has filed a defamation lawsuit against Lindell for comments he made online in the aftermath of Trump’s 2020 loss.
Now, this isn’t a comment on the veracity of those claims or on the merits of Coomer’s lawsuit. According to The New York Times, Coomer became one of the main targets of Dominion-related voter fraud theories because he was one of the company’s chief coders; facts to back those the ories have never been forthcoming, neither from Lindell or anyone else.
Coomer, furthermore, has been one of the most litigious individuals or businesses regarding claims of voter fraud in the wake of the 2020 election, outpacing his former employer as far as the sheer number of people and organizations being sued in terms of raw numbers of defendants goes, according to April tallies by Colorado Public Radio and Business Insider, respectively.
As for Lindell, Coomer claimed in court filings that Lindell and his company were “the most prolific vectors of baseless conspiracy theories claiming election fraud in the 2020 election,” according to The Hill.
Well, it seems likely a judge and jury will be the ones deciding that, because neither Coomer nor Lindell wants to settle quietly — as evinced by an interaction where Coomer’s attorneys decided it was perfectly decorous to talk about Lindell’s “lumpy pillows” during one of those contentious depositions.
During the deposition, the counsel asked Lindell about what happens when he fields “lumpy pillow calls.”
“No, they’re not lumpy pillows, that’s not what they call on,” Lindell shot back.
“When you say lumpy pillows, now you’re an a***hole, you got that? You’re an a**hole is what you are.”