December 1, 2017
Wrestling star and actor John Cena has been sued by
automobile maker Ford for selling his new $500,000 Ford GT. He was accused of
violating a contract under which he was to hold on to the car for at least two
According to the lawsuit filed in the district court in Michigan, Cena was "selected from thousands of applicants for the opportunity to purchase the Ford GT", reports tmz.com.
Cena reportedly signed a deal in which he agreed to hold onto the car for at least two years.
But after receiving the car, he sold it for a big profit.
"Cena has unfairly made a large profit from the unauthorized resale flip of the vehicle, and Ford has suffered additional damages and losses, including, but not limited to, loss of brand value, ambassador activity and customer goodwill due to the improper sale," the lawsuit read.
Ford is demanding that Cena hands over all the profit from the sale as well as other damages.
According to the suit, Cena told the company that he sold the car, along with other property, to pay his bills.