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In 2013, former NFL player Al “Bubba” Baker appeared on ABC’s “Shark Tank” and struck a deal with investor Daymond John, forking over a 30% stake in his boneless baby back rib business in exchange for $300,000 in capital. And for a while, all seemed well following the on-air handshake deal. Then in 2019, Baker abruptly closed the doors of his restaurant, and by 2023 it was apparent he had a major bone to pick with John.
Following an investigation by the Los Angeles Times wherein Bubba publicly accused John of deliberately misleading him and withholding profits, John sought and successfully obtained a restraining order against Bubba, his wife, Sabrina Baker, and their daughter, Brittani Baker. U.S. District Judge Robert Kugler noted in the restraining order that the Bakers’ public comments, allegations, and social media posts “clearly caused reputational harm that John will now have to deal with and counter” and prohibited them from making any further comments “that may be considered in any way negative, disparaging, or false, which could adversely impact the reputation, goodwill, credibility, or value” of John or his company, DF Ventures.