- Two law firms seek to withdraw from representation of Mike Lindell and MyPillow
- Linell told Politico he has been unable to pay his legal fees for two months
- He said available funds are needed to pay salaries; no new attorney prospects
(NewsNation) — Attorneys representing MyPillow founder Mike Lindell are seeking to withdraw from the matter representing him, and Lindell said he is not accusing them of seeking to withdraw.
Lindell admitted in an interview with Politico on Thursday that he had not paid his attorneys.
“These guys are brave attorneys. They took on this case when no one else would… We simply couldn’t afford to pay these attorneys for the past two months,” Lindell told Politico. “They came to me and said, ‘We can’t continue if we don’t get paid.'” I said, ‘There’s no money.’ ‘”
The move comes after the Minnesota law firm of Parker Daniels Kibort and the Washington law firm of Lewin and Lewin told courts in Washington and St. Paul on Thursday that Lindell and his company were owed “millions of dollars” in legal fees. They claim the charges are related to defamation lawsuits filed against Lindell by voting machine manufacturers Smartmatic and Dominion Voting Systems, as well as by former Dominion employees.
In court documents, attorney Andrew Parker claims MyPillow stopped paying his company’s invoices on time this year and has paid only a portion of them in recent months.
“Beginning in August 2023, PDK again warned the defendants that if they did not pay outstanding invoices and continued to pay new invoices when due, PDK would have to withdraw its representation of the defendants,” Parker wrote.
Lindell also told Politico that American Express cut his line of credit from $1 million to $100,000 and that he needed to use all available funds to pay his salary at the company.
“This lawsuit is leaving us out of money. That’s probably what they were trying to achieve in the first place. It’s disgusting,” he told the publication.
Lindell said he has no immediate prospects for new attorneys.