Amid Mike Lindell's Money Problems, MyPillow Evicted

Though Lindell says the move has nothing to do with financial issues
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2024 12:30 AM CDT
MyPillow Evicted From Minnesota Warehouse
Stacy Oliver holds display of Mike Lindell, the controversial CEO of My Pillow who has advocated falsehoods about the 2020 presidential election, during a rally in Redding, Calif., on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

Election denier Mike Lindell is facing a number of financial problems—he's been ordered to pay the winner of a contest he staged $5 million; his lawyers say he also owes them millions; and the company he founded, MyPillow, has been struggling—but he says a recent eviction is not further evidence of those money issues. A court on Wednesday ordered MyPillow evicted from a Minnesota warehouse, but Lindell says in an interview with the AP that the only reason for the eviction is the landlord's desire to take the property back. The landlord had sued to evict MyPillow because the company owed $217,489.74 in back rent, CBS News reports, and Lindell acknowledges that's true, but has more to say on the subject.

MyPillow no longer needed the space, he says, and so it subleased the property to another tenant after removing most of its things from the warehouse in June. When that sublease ended in December, another tenant was supposed to come in in January, but backed out, leaving MyPillow "stranded," Lindell says. He says his company offered to find another tenant but the landlord decided to retake control of the warehouse instead. MyPillow, which Lindell says is still leasing space elsewhere, did not contest the landlord's eviction request. (More MyPillow stories.)

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