Mike Lindell's MyPillow is getting evicted from one of its Minnesota warehouses after the company failed to cough up over $200,000 in unpaid rent

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  • Things aren't looking great for Mike Lindell.

  • The embattled businessman is now facing eviction for one of his warehouses in Minnesota.

  • Lindell's company owes more than $217,000 in rent to its landlord, per the  Star Tribune.

Mike Lindell's MyPillow is getting evicted from one of its Minnesota warehouses, the Star Tribune, Minnesota's largest newspaper, reported on Tuesday.

"MyPillow has more or less vacated, but we'd like to do this by the book," Sara Filo, the landlord's attorney, said at an eviction-court hearing on Tuesday, per the Star Tribune.

"At this point, there's a representation that no further payment is going to be made under this lease, so we'd like to go ahead with finding a new tenant," Filo added.

MyPillow owes its landlord, First Industrial, more than $217,000 in rent and other charges, per court filings seen by the Star Tribune. It's unclear whether MyPillow and its staff have fully vacated the premises, but First Industrial's representatives said they have sent at least four eviction notices to MyPillow since September.

Filo's request was granted by Scott County Chief Judge Caroline Lennon on Tuesday, per the Star Tribune.

Lindell discussed the eviction in an interview with the Minnesota Reformer published Tuesday.

Lindell told the outlet that the warehouse, which is located in Shakopee, Minnesota, was one-third the size of MyPillow's main warehouse and was initially used to store retail equipment.

But the property, he told Minnesota Reformer, was no longer as useful to MyPillow because most of the equipment had been auctioned off last year.

Lindell told BI that MyPillow staff have not been working out of the building since August 2023, and that it's now "an empty warehouse." He said it was being sublet, but "the subrenters backed out in February."

Lindell added that the MyPillow headquarters in Chaska, Minnesota, is still running, and the company also continues to operate a facility in Shakopee, Minnesota.

The eviction notice is a new development in a downward spiral for one of America's most notorious pillow salesmen.

Lindell's legal and financial woes have been piling up ever since he became a hardcore advocate for former President Donald Trump's baseless election-fraud claims.

Lindell started MyPillow in 2004 and used his colorful story about overcoming the odds and beating a crack addiction to become a self-made millionaire as a marketing tool.

But Lindell's growing belief in conspiracy theories on election interference has damaged his personal brand and his business.

Multiple retailers, such as Costco, Bed Bath & Beyond, and JCPenney, severed ties with Lindell and MyPillow in 2021. In June 2022, Walmart told Business Insider that it would stop carrying MyPillow products in its stores, though they would still be sold online.

The subsequent decline in sales appears to have put the brakes on MyPillow's marketing activities. In January, Lindell told the Associated Press that his company owes Fox News about $7.8 million in advertising fees.

Lindell is also fighting billion-dollar defamation lawsuits against the voting-technology companies Dominion Voting Systems and Smartmatic.

In October, Lindell's lawyers said they were dropping him as a client because he owed them millions in legal fees. Lindell has since engaged new lawyers to represent him in court, per the Star Tribune.

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