Daymond John has filed court documents seeking a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against a former “Shark Tank” contestant.
Former NFL player Al “Bubba” Baker, his wife, Sabrina Baker, and his daughter, Brittani Baker, are accusing Daymond of misleading them and depriving them of profits.
Baker appeared on “Shark Tank” in an effort to take his barbecue restaurant Bubba Q’s and his sauces nationwide.
After receiving multiple offers, the Bakers agreed to make a deal with Daymond John, who was offering $300,000 in return for a 30% cut of the company if they could secure a licensing deal with a larger-scale meat processor.
Al Baker claims Daymond and Rastelli Foods, the meat producer that was hired to make the family’s patented de-boned baby back rips, kept him out of important meetings, and decision-making, and withheld financial information.
The Bakers “suspect fraudulent and illegal activities in the accounting practices” after only seeing a 4% business profit.
Daymond John has not addressed the allegations, but he has sent the family and cease and desist letter after the family blasted him on social media for nearly two weeks.
He also accused the Bakers of violating a confidentiality agreement as a part of arbitration and mediation settlements from 2019.