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MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has admitted he is unable to pay attorneys representing him and his company, after going broke fighting massive defamation suits over his stolen election claims.

In a court filing on Thursday, Lindell’s attorneys said he owes ‘millions of dollars’ in unpaid legal fees, and sought to drop him as a client in defamation lawsuits brought by Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic USA.

Lindell, a prominent supporter of Donald Trump, is fighting claims that he defamed the companies with false conspiracy theories that their voting machines were used to rig the 2020 US presidential election for Joe Biden.

The bedding mogul said on Thursday that he is ‘out of money’ and praised his lawyers as courageous, saying he regretted he was unable to pay their fees. 

‘We’ve lost everything, every dime,’ Lindell told NBC News. ‘All of it is gone.’ 

MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell (left) has admitted he is unable to pay his attorneys, after one of his lawyers Andrew Parker (right) said in a court filing that he owes millions in unpaid fees

Lindell has not made any payments on his legal bills since July, his lawyers at Parker Daniels Kibort and Lewin & Lewin told federal judges in Minnesota and Washington, DC overseeing the separate defamation cases.

Parker Daniels Kibort co-founder Andrew Parker said in a court filing that forcing his firm to continue representing Lindell without payment ‘could threaten the very existence of the firm.’ 

Parker did not immediately respond to a request for comment from DailyMail.com on Thursday night.

Lindell told Reuters he was the victim of ‘lawfare’ and that he is unable to borrow money to fund his defense. He said he is looking for new counsel.

‘We’ll find someone, that’s the way it is,’ Lindell said.

Dominion is seeking $1.3 billion in damages from Lindell and his pillow company in the Washington case. Smartmatic is seeking an unspecified amount of damages in Minnesota federal court.

Fox Corp and Fox News in April settled defamation claims brought by Dominion for $787.5 million. Smartmatic’s separate $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox is pending in New York state court.

Both companies are also pursuing election-related defamation lawsuits against Trump’s former lawyer Rudy Giuliani and others.

Trump has continued to make false claims that widespread voting fraud cost him the last election, even as he faces criminal prosecutions in Washington and Georgia over his attempts to overturn the 2020 results.

Voting machines are seen in Georgia during the 2022 midterms.  In separate defamation suits, Dominion is seeking $1.3 billion in damages from Lindell and his pillow company, and Smartmatic is seeking an unspecified amount of damages

Lindell said major retailers ‘are very afraid of cancel culture’ after major chains dropped his products. Lindell is pictured in an ad celebrating the company’s 20th anniversary 

The financial fallout from the controversy has been intense for Lindell, after a number of key retail chains severed ties with MyPillow.  

In July, Lindell told DailyMail.com that his company has lost a staggering $100 million since Walmart and Bed Bath & Beyond pulled his products over his false claims of election fraud.

The polarizing MAGA supporter said in a phone interview that MyPillow made $110 million a year in gross sales prior to to the election controversy, but now makes only about $5 million – a whopping 95 percent drop.

The businessman said he was being forced to auction off manufacturing equipment and sublease unused industrial space after distributors tore up distribution deals.

While he hopes retailers would come back on board, Lindell said he has not heard back and he believes that it is out of fear of cancel culture.

‘We’ve reached out, they won’t answer our calls,’ he said to DailyMail.com on Tuesday. ‘They’re very afraid of cancel culture.’

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