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MyPillow Faces New Eviction; Lindell Claims ‘We Won’t Be Kicked Out on the Streets’

By Jake Beardslee · July 11, 2024

MyPillow, the Minnesota-based company, headed by CEO Mike Lindell, is confronting possible eviction from its outlet store, warehouse, and primary manufacturing plant in Shakopee. This comes just months after the company was forced to vacate a different warehouse due to unpaid rent.  Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America / Wikimedia

According to an eviction notice filed in Scott County, MyPillow has failed to pay rent for June and July on a 374,000-square-foot property in Shakopee, the StarTribune reported. The company reportedly owes its Pennsylvania-based landlord $447,603. A hearing is scheduled for July 23 in Scott County District Court.  Chad Davis from United States / Wikimedia

This isn't the first time MyPillow has faced eviction. In March, a Scott County judge ordered the company to vacate another Shakopee warehouse after accumulating over $200,000 in unpaid rent.  Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States / Wikimedia

Mike Lindell, MyPillow's CEO, told the StarTribune that the company has recently resolved the payment issue. He stated, "There's some confusion there because one group bought it from another group, we don't have the same landlord. It was waiting on who we would pay, not if we're going to pay. Of course we're going to pay."  The Arizona Republic-USA TODAY NETWORK

Lindell added, "Our business is fine, it's always been fine. It's been canceled, and our creditors have been canceling us because of lawfare, and because of horrible media outlets like yourself."  Alberto Mariani/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

The company has faced financial challenges since Lindell became a prominent figure promoting unsubstantiated claims of election fraud in the 2020 presidential race. Lindell claims MyPillow lost $100 million in revenue after retailers dropped his products. The company has also faced credit tightening and has auctioned off equipment as business declined.  Alex Gould/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK

Despite these challenges, Lindell remains active in conservative circles and has expressed interest in overseeing elections if Donald Trump is re-elected. He also claims that business has improved recently, with new staff additions and a recently shot commercial.  Alex Gould/The Republic / USA TODAY NETWORK