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MyPillow facing eviction from warehouse, but election denier Mike Lindell says company is in 'great shape'

MyPillow facing eviction from warehouse, but election denier Mike Lindell says company is in 'great shape'

Election denier Mike Lindell's company MyPillow is facing a court-ordered eviction from a warehouse in Minnesota amid his ongoing legal battles related to his claims about the 2020 election and voting machines, Lindell confirmed to ABC News.

But Lindell claims the eviction does not stem from financial difficulties, and rather is just a formality related to a mutual agreement between himself and the owner of the warehouse to vacate the property, which he says has not been used by MyPillow since the spring of 2023.

Lindell said MyPillow had subleased the space to a candy company last year and was planning on subleasing it to a sugar beet company this year -- but the sugar beet company backed out of the contract at the last minute, leaving himself and the warehouse owner "stranded."

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He said he considered finding another subleaser, but he and the warehouse's owner, First Industrial, eventually decided to officially end their contract through the eviction process.

"And I said that's fine," Lindell told ABC News.

MyPillow does owe the owner of the warehouse $217,489 in past-due rent, according to court records.

"Plaintiff seeks to have Defendant evicted from the Premises for failing to pay Rent and other payments and charges due under the Lease Agreement in the amount of Two Hundred Seventeen Thousand, Four Hundred Eighty-Nine and 74/100 Dollars," a complaint from First Industrial says.

PHOTO: In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Mike Lindell, president and chief executive officer of My Pillow Inc., speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE)
PHOTO: In this Feb. 28, 2019, file photo, Mike Lindell, president and chief executive officer of My Pillow Inc., speaks during the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Md. (Aaron P. Bernstein/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE)

But Lindell insisted that his pillow company is doing fine financially.

"MyPillow is in great shape," Lindell said. "We have our best commercial out right now that launched on Monday, the most successful one in five years. It's amazing."

First International did not immediately respond to a request for comment from ABC News.

Over the years, MyPillow has lost numerous advertising opportunities due to Lindell's pushing of false and unsubstantiated claims about the 2020 election and election systems around the country.

Last month, a federal judge in Minnesota affirmed a $5 million arbitration award against Lindell, siding with a software engineer who challenged data that Lindell said proves China interfered in the 2020 election in favor of President Joe Biden. Lindell had offered a $5 million reward to anyone who could prove that "packet captures" he provided were not valid data "from the November 2020 election," leading software engineer Robert Zeidman to file for arbitration when a panel of contest judges failed to declare him the winner after he concluded the data contained no such information.

Lindell again said on Thursday that he's appealing this decision, and that the case will "go into next year."

Lindell says he has spent more than $45 million of his own money on claims about the security of voting machines and his push for the use of paper ballots in the 2024 election.

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