The CEO of MyPillow held a live stream for 96 hours from Thursday to Sunday, pushing a number of voter fraud claims and conspiracy theories.
The defamation lawsuit against him was brought by the company over his allegations regarding the company.
There is no evidence of widespread voter fraud, but that didn't stop Lindell from continuing to make those claims during the marathon live stream. On Thursday, it ended at 1.20 a.m. On Monday.
I watched his live stream for eight hours in April. During that broadcast, he celebrated the launch of his social media platform, Frank Speech, and spoke about how he was "canceled" by some supermarket chains.
In August, there was a 72 hour cyber symposium.
It's not clear how many people watched the live stream on Frank Speech, as the platform doesn't show viewer numbers. The video on the event's stream had 9,124 views by the time it ended early on Monday morning.
You don't have to watch the re-runs of it yourself, because here's a quick run-down of what happened.
He gave a detailed run-through of his complaint.
The CEO of MyPillow promised to submit a complaint to the SCOTUS by Thanksgiving, but he didn't.
The Thanks-a-Thon livestream is here.
For close to two hours every day, he sat down and read the entire complaint he intended to file with the Supreme Court. He promised his supporters that he would get the lawsuit before Thanksgiving. The names and signatures of a plaintiff and counsel are missing from the complaint.
The lawsuit would help to overturn the 2020 election, said Lindell during the live stream.
This is it. During a segment on the fourth day of the live stream, Lindell said that the complaint would help to pull down the electors in various states. It needs to be seen. It needs to be heard.
He was angry that the state attorneys general refused to sign his SCOTUS complaint.
Throughout the broadcast, he called out Alabama Attorney General Steve Marshall, who refused to sign on to his SCOTUS complaint.
While going through the complaint, he baselessly claimed that the Republican National Committee had put pressure on the state attorneys-general to not sign the document, causing his failure to submit a complete complaint to the court. The RNC said that the allegations were false in response to a request from Insider.
The CEO of the pillow pulled his ads from Salem Media.
The conservative radio network Salem Media was pulling all MyPillow ads.
Chris J Ratcliffe; MyPillow; Stephen Maturen;Samantha Lee.
He pulled his ads from Salem Media after complaining that they were not helping to promote his cause.
"Salem will not allow MyPillow products to be sold going forward." "You are done selling MyPillow products!"
On the second day of the broadcast, Lindell threatened to pull his ads from Salem if the radio hosts did not air his SCOTUS complaint.
On the fourth day of the live stream, he read texts from Salem radio hosts who were trying to get him to reconsider. He stood by his decision, even though he would likely lose friends over it.
He said he couldn't sell his products on Salem Media. If I lose friends over it, and they don't listen, and they lose sales, I lose a lot of sales. I lose a lot. My employees are asking Mike if he knows what he's doing. It doesn't matter to me because we lose our country.
The conservative radio hosts were encouraged to go rogue by Lindell.
During the 60 hours of Thanks-a-Thon that Insider viewed, Lindell accused mainstream news outlets of providing misinformation, disinformation, controlled opposition, or election deflection, and baselessly claimed that the press was spinning negative stories about election fraud investigations.
The journalists were called out by name. During the last hour of the "Thanks-a-Thon," the pillow executive called The Daily Beast reporter "evil" and complained about the reporter multiple times.
The good media was called out by Lindell, who asked conservative radio hosts to go rogue and talk about the SCOTUS complaint, if they get fired by their networks.
"You know where they should be?" "Here at FrankSpeech.com," he said. If you speak out, I'd rather you do it live to get it out there, and then I'll fire you. I will pay their salary.
He raised money for his legal offense fund.
My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell is giving away free copies of his book. Anyone who donates to his "legal offense fund" is from Crack Addict to the CEO.
The screengrab is from my store.
During the live stream, he said he would give a free copy of his memoir to anyone who contributed to the legal offense fund.
"It's the Lindell Legal Offense Fund and we're always on the offense," he said.
If you donate $10 or more, I'll send you a free book, even if it's just a small amount. From Crack Addict to CEO. During the stream, he talked about a chapter in his memoir where he digs through a carpet for crack cocaine.
The fund's website states that individuals can donate up to $50,000. The website claims that the money will be used to save our country and that the cash donated will be used to do so.
"I can assure you that the majority of the money you give to the Legal Offense Fund will go to the most urgent causes at the moment," wrote the man.
The funds have yet to be used for anything. Insider reached out to Lindell.
Several promised things did not happen during the Thanks-a-Thon. State attorneys general have not submitted the complaint to the SCOTUS. Jimmy Kimmel, who was invited to appear on his broadcast, did not show up.
For the entire 96 hours, Lindell did not show up on the stream. For at least 10 to 12 hours a day, the stream consisted of re-runs of the previous day's broadcast, a continuous stream of MyPillow ads, and screenings of the "Absolute Proof" series.
During the Thanks-a-Thon, Lindell did not propose an alternative to the voting machines that he had said he would propose in a live stream last week. The organization set up to ensure "election integrity" was plugged by Lindell as the "way forward."
On Monday evening, FrankSpeech.com will have The Lindell Report, a program that will be hosted by him.