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Ford sues John Cena over GT saleby Drew Johnson
The former wrestler is in hot water for selling his Ford GT super car.
Ford has filed a lawsuit in federal court against wrestling star John Cena for allegedly selling his Ford GT super car for a quick profit.
The lawsuit stems from Ford's vetting process — in order to even be considered for GT ownership, a perspective buyer must have owned the previous version of the super car, be active on social media and agree not to sell the car for at least 24 months. Cena apparently met all of the criteria, but broke Ford's golden rule about retaining the car for two years.
"Mr. Cena has improperly benefited to Ford's detriment by receiving a large profit from the resale. Ford also has lost almost two years of ambassadorship and brand value that Mr. Cena would have offered by owning the vehicle for the contractually required time,” the complaint reads. "Moreover, the unlawful resale bypassed a line of people waiting to purchase the vehicle through the program, thus affecting Ford's goodwill and customer relationships.”
Cena has reportedly admitted to selling his Ford GT prior to the 24-month mark. "I completely understand and as stated am willing to work with you and Ford to make it right,” Cena said in a text to Ford, according to The Detroit News. "My sincerest apologies.”
The suit didn't mention how much Ford was seeking for damages. It's also unknown how much Cena sold the car for, but the Liquid Blue GT carried an original MSRP of $463,000. Hopefully the wrestler made a pretty penny on the deal as he told Ford that he needed to sell the car to "pay bills."