‘Shark Tank’ Star Daymond John Seeks Gag Against Former Contestants

Daymond John wants a temporary restraining order to silence three former ‘Shark Tank’ contestants who claim the celebrity investor tried to take over their company.

Bubba Q’s Boneless Baby Back Ribs owners Al “Bubba” Baker, Baker’s wife Sabrina and their daughter Brittani claim that John and some of his associates tried to take advantage of their family business by blocking them from business partnerships potentially lucrative and ultimately trying to take control of the restaurant, according to an investigation by the Los Angeles Times.

The family appeared in Season 5 of “Shark Tank.” John has since requested a temporary restraining order to prevent the family from publicly sharing details of the case. Rastelli Foods Group, a meat maker that produces the meat the restaurant uses for its ribs, Rastelli is also seeking a restraining order against bakers, saying the family made ‘false’ and ‘defamatory’ statements about the business.

In the LA Time investigation, the family called their experience after “Shark Tank” a “nightmare” and questioned their business deal with John and Rastelli Foods Group.

Read also :
Fox News Recovers Studio Equipment From Tucker Carlson’s Maine Home: ‘They Took It All’

During the show, John agreed to put together a $300,000 investment for 30% of Bubba Q, but the family say that off the air John changed the deal to a $100,000 investment for a property. by 35%. They also claim that John ignored their complaints about a former “Shark Tank” competitor that John tapped to create Bubba Q’s website, and claim that John would not provide him with the financial details of the company, claiming they only received 4% of Bubba Q.’s $16 million revenue.

In a statement sent to the LA Times, John’s spokesperson said he gave the Bakers several opportunities to “correct their violations.”

“This temporary restraining order is due to the Bakers’ egregious actions to undermine a business partnership and the legal parameters they agreed to 4 years ago. Their belief that they can undo bad business decisions through defamatory social media posts and articles will no longer be tolerated.

John also took to TikTok and accused the Bakers of breaching a confidentiality agreement. The Bakers maintain that they have the right to speak out on the matter.

“We believe that Rastelli Foods and Daymond John violated the settlement agreement by excluding Al from participation and collaboration regarding the product,” the family said in letters sent to a New Jersey judge. “We have reason to suspect fraudulent and illegal activity in the accounting practices between Rastelli Foods and Daymond John. We have contacted government agencies to investigate this matter, as we believe it is in the best interest of the public.

Read also :
Diddy sues British spirits company Diageo for racial discrimination

Leave a Comment