Daymond John Of “Shark Tank” Filed A Restraining Order Against Three Former Contestants

June 2, 2023 / Posted by:

There are only two ways to swim inside the infested waters of Shark Tank. One: invent something the sharks will rip apart until you reconsider inventing anything ever again. Two: become a heartless entrepreneur who relishes in firing their employees on weekends. Other than that, keep your broke ass home. One shark who’s been toying with inventors’ emotions since the show began is Daymond John. But recently, a few former contestants he worked with haven’t taken too kindly to the way Daymond does business, and things have become so contentious between them that Daymond had to file for a temporary restraining order.

Entertainment Tonight reports that a decade ago, Al “Bubba” Baker and his wife Sabrina appeared on Shark Tank to discuss their business Bubba Q’s Boneless Baby Back Ribs. There was a slight bidding war between Daymond and the always charmless Mr. Not-So-Wonderful (Kevin O’Leary), but eventually, Bubba went with Daymond’s offer. Suddenly Julia Roberts then burst through the wall like the Kool-Aid Man, screaming, “BIG MISTAKE!!” or at least that’s what should have happened. Because after they struck their deal, things took a turn for the sneaky and shady during the Bakers’ time as Daymond’s business partners.

According to a report in Los Angeles Times, the Bakers claim that they were offered $300,000 for 30 percent of the company when they appeared on the show during season 5 back in 2013. The family then alleged that John revised the terms of the investment, offering $100,000 for 35 percent of the company, and entering the company into business with Rastelli Foods Group.

Additionally, the family claimed that they’ve only seen around 4 percent of the publicly stated $16 million in revenue from the business, and claimed that Al Baker had been intentionally left out of important business meetings and decisions after John came on board.

Although Daymond has denied any wrongdoing on his part, he’s no fool. Instead of anticipating the moment the Bakers descend upon him unexpectedly wielding sausage links as nunchaku, he’s taken great precaution. Daymond has filed a temporary restraining order against Al, Sabrina, and their daughter Brittani. Daymond’s spokesman Zach Rosenfield dabbed at his dry eyes with much emotion while explaining how sad things have gotten between the two former brothers in the name of barbecue.

According to Rosenfield, there have been “repeated attempts to give the Baker’s [sic] the ability to correct their violations.”

“It is unfortunate that it has come to this,” the statement adds. “This temporary restraining order is due to the Baker’s [sic] blatant actions to undermine a business partnership and the legal parameters they agreed to 4 years ago. Their belief that they can unwind poor business decisions through slanderous social media posts and articles will no longer be tolerated.”

This whole situation transformed from Shark Tank into an episode of The People’s Court. Perhaps this was the plan all along to fuse the two shows together so former contestants can sue the sharks they invest with. That actually sounds like a much better show, honestly.

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