Shark Tank’s Daymond John Files Restraining Order Against Former Reality Show Contestants

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Shark Tank‘s very own Daymond John has taken out a temporary restraining order against three former contestants from the show, PEOPLE reports. 

Former contestants and owners of Bubba Q’s Boneless Baby Back Ribs, Al


Baker, his wife Sabrina, and daughter Brittani claim that John is attempting to take over their business. 

The Bakers made an appearance on ‘Shark Tank’ in 2013 where they showcased their pre-cooked boneless baby back ribs. John teamed up with the family giving them $300,000 in return for 30 percent of the company. However, the Baker’s say the offer was modified off-air to $100,000 for 35 percent. Since then, the family has made claims that they have been excluded from making important business decisions and have only seen

“4 percent of the publicly stated $16 million in revenue from the business,”

reports reveal. The Baker’s went on to post several emails and documents to social media in an effort to share an

“honest and truthful account of our journey,”

they wrote. 

They were hit with a cease and desist letter from John as well as a restraining order. His spokesperson Zach Rosenfield said in a statement to PEOPLE that the Baker family has

“undermined a business partnership and the legal parameters they agreed to four years ago.” 

“This temporary restraining order is due to the Baker’s 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,”

the statement read. 

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