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Libel and Slander Claims on desk.In January 2021, the Daily Mail published an “exclusive” article purporting to expose an alleged nine-month romance between Minnesota-based MyPillow CEO (and martial law proponent[1]) Michael Lindell and actress Jane Krakowski.[2] Among its revelations, the article stated that the pair regularly spent time together in New York’s West Village, where their relationship was an “open secret,” and that Lindell wooed Krakowski by “[sending] flowers to her almost every week and champagne and bottles of different liquor.”

Krakowski laughed. Lindell sued.[3]

In a defamation suit filed in the Southern District of New York, the padding purveyor asserted that the article caused tremendous harm to his prospective economic opportunities and saddled him with significant humiliation and emotional distress.[4] However, it was not the implication that Krakowski was out of his league that upset Lindell. Rather, as an evangelical Christian, recovering alcoholic, and founder of the Lindell Recovery Network, Lindell objected to the notion that he would have a “secret” relationship or “foist” alcohol upon others.

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