A district judge in Washington D.C. ruled that MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell can keep his address a secret after Lindell’s lawyers said it would put him at risk of death threats or other attacks.
Documents filed earlier this month by his attorneys said Lindell reported at least seven individuals to police in Chaska, Minnesota, and said that people had “directly threatened Mr. Lindell’s life or physical safety.” MyPillow’s headquarters are located in Chaksa.
Other than threatening phone calls, his lawyers said that he received a box of pillows—in reference to his business—splattered with fake blood, according to the court filing.
“Lindell reasonably believes that publicizing his residential address would, in all likelihood, put him at risk of imminent harm,” Douglas Daniels and Trey Mayfield, the attorneys, said in a filing.
U.S. District Judge Carl Nichols in Washington, D.C., ruled in Lindell’s favor that he does not have to publicly reveal his address in court documents.
The lawyers also cited Jeremiah Pilon, the deputy general counsel for MyPillow, who said that an individual repeatedly called the company’s call center and made threats saying they would kidnap and decapitate Lindell, a prominent supporter of former President Donald Trump who made a number of claims regarding the Nov. 3 election.
Pilon said, according to the documents, that police patrolled the MyPillow office as a result. Pilon also said that in December, amid a push to file lawsuits relating to the election, a “threatening box” was sent to the Chaska MyPillow headquarters.
“The box was open on top and contained two MyPillow bed pillows that had been slit open and splattered with a red-colored substance intended to look like blood,” Pilon wrote in the documents, according to Business Insider. The box had the message attached, reading: “Mike Lindell Loves Murderers.”
The documents were filed in relation to a February defamation lawsuit brought against Lindell from Dominion Voting Systems, which alleged that he made repeated, false claims about the company after the November election.
In March, Lindell said in an interview that he has not been back to his home in Minnesota for about two months due to safety concerns.
“I absolutely move around to undisclosed locations,” the CEO said. “I haven’t been back to Minnesota, and anybody out there that is looking for me, I haven’t been back there in two months,” he added. “I can’t go back there.”
Lindell’s and MyPillow’s Twitter accounts were also suspended earlier this year, leading Lindell to create a social media platform known as Frank or sometimes FrankSpeech.
Lindell also said in March that Twitter at one point seized control of his own personal account: “They took my Twitter, they were running my Twitter, not just taking it down. … They were retweeting things making it look like Mike Lindell was OK with stuff.”
The Epoch Times has contacted Lindell for comment.