Pillowgate: Mike Lindell Sues Daily Mail Over Claims He Dated Jane Krakowski

Saturday January 23, 2021

Mike Lindell
Mike Lindell  (Source:screenshot/My Pillow.com)

With his product being removed from store shelves and websites after his meddling in the insurrection aftermath, My Pillow magnate Mike Lindell is now to suing a British newspaper over a published rumor that he's dating "30 Rock" star Jane Krakowski.

Lindell, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, has retained celebrity attorney Charles Harder to go after the Daily Mail over a story it published claiming he had a secret affair with Krakowski, reports the Daily Beast.

The Daily Mail published the story on January 21 in an exclusive, alleging that "according to one friend the relationship between the unlikely pair was an 'open secret' in New York's West Village where the 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt' star and her Minnesota based lover were regularly seen in each other's company."

"'It surprised many of Jane's friends because she's such an icon in the gay community, but here she is dating one of Trump's biggest business backers," a source told the Daily Mail. "I mean he was seen in the West Wing and at Trump rallies and he is probably responsible for half of the revenue of Fox News. We'd always joke that Jane had so much money, couldn't she afford her own My Pillow?''

Lindell told the Daily Beast: "I never met this lady in my life and have never been to West Village and the Hamptons, where they said I was in the hit piece."

Lindell added: "They've done so much damage to my reputation... I'm not just going for a demand letter or a retraction, I want to go after them with a lawsuit because they have damaged my integrity as a Christian and my network to help addicts everywhere." He said that he has already discussed this with Harder, who he's just retained, and said that the lawyer was working on the legal paperwork."

Harder told the Daily Beast that the Daily Mail reached out to Lindell to comment on their report prior to publication and he told him it was "a fake news story." Upon publication, Harder says Lindell's name was defamed because it "falsely saying he gave her champagne and liquor. He is a recovering addict, and runs Lindell Recovery Network."

Harder is famous for having led the successful suit against Gawker by Hulk Hogan that led the news site to file for bankruptcy and cease publication. Amongst his other clients in defamation cases include, Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Bradley Cooper, Jude Law, Mandy Moore, Liam Neeson, Julia Roberts, Reese Witherspoon, Cameron Diaz, Kate Hudson, and Sigourney Weaver.

"In 2017, Harder helped wrestle a settlement and payment for Melania Trump from the Daily Mail, which was forced to retract and apologize for an article claiming she had once been an escort," adds the Daily Beast.

Both Lindell and Krakowski deny knowing each other.

"Jane has never met Mr. Lindell," the actress' publicist said in a statement. "She is not and has never been in any relationship with him, romantic or otherwise."

Lindell also told The Daily Beast on Thursday: "I have never met that person and I told the Daily Mail that. My lawyers are going after them."

Lindell recently was seen entering the White House for a meeting with Trump carrying documents that suggested China was behind Trump's loss with the words "martial law" photographed by the press.

"That meeting lasted five to ten minutes, by Lindell's estimation, and he was escorted out and later shrugged off in an argument with other White House officials. Asked about that Oval meeting, the MyPillow creator said last week: '[Trump] was upset to hear that this was happening to all the people who backed him for all these four years. He said, 'Can you believe how they're treating us out there?,'" writes the Daily Beast.

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