My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell goes out ahead of President Donald J. Trump to speak to members of the coronavirus task force and press reporters during a rundown in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic from the Rose Garden at the White Home on Monday, March 30, 2020 in Washington, DC.
Former Harvard law teacher Alan Dershowitz is encouraging lawyers for MyPillow CEO and election conspiracy theorist Mike Lindell in the $1.3 billion disparagement match brought versus him by Dominion Voting Systems.
But Dershowitz, the well known free-speech supporter and onetime impeachment attorney for previous President Donald Trump, firmly insists that he’s merely playing a bit part in the procedures.
” My role is incredibly minimal,” Dershowitz told CNBC on Tuesday in a phone call.
Dershowitz kept he is “not representing either Lindell or MyPillow,” which he is just providing advice on the First Modification issues surrounding the case.
Those remarks run counter to the impression given by Lindell, who called Dershowitz “part of the team” just a day earlier.
” I have actually got most likely over 12 attorneys now, including Alan Dershowitz,” Lindell said Monday in a radio interview. “He came on board since he thinks this is going to be the most significant First Amendment lawsuit in history.”
Lindell made a comparable claim in a separate interview Monday morning with ex-Trump consultant Steve Bannon.
“He is among a team of lawyers,” Lindell said of Dershowitz on Bannon’s podcast, Mediaite reported.
Lindell did not immediately respond to CNBC’s ask for comment. A spokesperson for Dominion did not instantly supply comment.
Rule, whose voting systems are certified in 28 states, filed fit against Lindell last month. The business accuses the pillow magnate of maligning Rule and spreading out incorrect conspiracies about the 2020 presidential race for his own monetary advantage.
Lindell, a staunch ally of Trump who advertises heavily on Fox News, has actually consistently declared that Dominion’s devices helped rig the 2020 election in favor of President Joe Biden.
Lindell “offers the lie to this day due to the fact that the lie offers pillows,” Rule’s legal complaint says.
Smartmatic, a separate elections innovation firm, has filed its own multibillion-dollar defamation match in New York state court versus Fox and its hosts.