Mike Lindell Sells Personal Plane Amid $1.3 Billion Voting Machine Lawsuit

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has sold his private plane as he faces a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems.

Near the end of July, MyPillow sold a 1993 Dassault-Breguet Falcon 50 jet to Clyde Air LLC, a limited liability company in Delaware, according to records from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The jet, which can comfortably seat up to 10 passengers and has an onboard bathroom, can fly 3,594 miles at a maximum speed of 539 mph. In it, someone could travel from Los Angeles to New York City in a little over 5 hours.

It's unclear how much the jet sold for. A similar 1993 Falcon 50 private jet is currently selling for $2.5 million on Global Aero Export, an online aircraft sales website.

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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has sold his private plane as he faces a $1.3 billion defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems. In this photo, Lindell is interviewed before a campaign rally held by President Donald Trump at the Target Center on October 10, 2019, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Stephen Maturen/Getty

Lindell had used the recently sold aircraft as his private jet while traveling from New Bedford, Massachusetts to Horseheads, New York, according to Salon.

Josh Merritt, a former member of Lindell's "red team" at his August voting fraud Cyber Symposium, told the news outlet that Lindell sold the plane to help finance his court battles with Dominion Voting Systems. The company has filed a $1.3 billion lawsuit against Lindell for his past claims that the company helped steal the 2020 Presidential election.

"He's needing money. He just started raising money for the lawsuit by Dominion," Merritt said, adding that one of Lindell's employees told him that the company had quit using the plane before deciding to sell it.

Newsweek contacted MyPillow for comment but did not hear back in time for publication.

Dominion's lawsuit says that Lindell, a vocal supporter of former President Donald Trump, called Dominion voting machines "corrupt" and said he was aware of evidence that would expose how the machines had helped flipped election votes. He made these statements during a mid-January interview with Right Side Broadcasting Network (RSBN), a right-wing media outlet.

Lindell claimed that his August symposium would reveal concrete forensic evidence that the alleged voting machine fraud, orchestrated by China, help steal the 2020 election from Trump. This supposed evidence, Lindell said, would convince the Supreme Court to vote unanimously to reinstate Trump into office by autumn. However, Lindell's symposium didn't reveal any such evidence proving his case.

In response to Dominion's defamation lawsuit, Lindell countersued the company for $1.6 billion. He claimed that because their machines helped administer a national election, that the company operates as an agent of the U.S. government. As such, Lindell claims, their lawsuit is a government violation of his Constitutional right to free speech.