According to recent media reports, My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell was ordered to pay $5 million to a software expert, a two-time Trump voter, who refuted Lindell’s claims as “false election data.”
“My Pillow CEO Mike Lindell has been ordered to shell out $5 million to an expert who debunked his data related to the 2020 election, according to a decision by the arbitration panel obtained by CNN,” they reported on Thursday, adding to their point of view:
“Lindell, a purveyor of election conspiracies, vowed to award the multimillion-dollar sum to any cyber security expert who could disprove his data. An arbitration panel awarded Robert Zeidman, who has decades in software development experience, a $5 million payout on Wednesday after he sued Lindell over the sum.”
CNN reported obtaining arbitration documents and video depositions, including Lindell’s deposition, pertaining to the dispute.
“Based on the foregoing analysis, Mr. Zeidman performed under the contract,” the arbitration panel wrote in its decision. “He proved the data Lindell LLC provided, and represented reflected information from the November 2020 election, unequivocally did not reflect November 2020 election data. Failure to pay Mr. Zeidman the $5 million prized was a breach of the contract, entitling him to recover.”
The site continued:
The decision is yet another setback to the credibility of the MyPillow CEO after he made unsubstantiated claims of pervasive fraud in the 2020 presidential election. Lindell has also been sued for libel in relation to his election claims.
“The lawsuit and verdict mark another important moment in the ongoing proof that the 2020 election was legal and valid, and the role of cybersecurity in ensuring that integrity,” said Brian Glasser, founder of Bailey & Glasser, LLP, who represented Zeidman. “Lindell’s claim to have 2020 election data has been definitively disproved.”
In a brief phone interview with CNN, Lindell was quoted as saying, “This will end up in court” while criticizing the media and expressing the need to eliminate electronic voting machines.
Zeidman told CNN’s Erin Burnett on Thursday’s “OutFront” that he was relieved by the verdict and that he had not sued for the money, but rather to refute election falsehoods.
“I have some friends who I hope will still be friends because I am a conservative Republican,” Zeidman said. “But I thought the truth needed to come out.”
Lindell organized a so-called “cyber symposium” in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, in 2021, with the intention of showcasing the alleged election-related data he had obtained. He invited journalists, politicians, and experts in cybersecurity.
More on this story via The Republic Brief:
“The symposium was to get the big audience and have all the media there and then they – the cyber guys – saying yes this data is from the 2020 election and you better look at how they intruded into our machines, our computers, and that was the whole purpose,” Lindell said in a deposition obtained by CNN. CONTINUE READING…