Ford Motor is trying to sue WWE wrestling superstar John Cena for selling his 2017 Ford GT supercar to net a profit soon after taking possession in violation of his purchase agreement.
Cena is said to have signed a deal with Ford, in which he agreed to hold onto the car for at least 2 years ... prior to unloading it. However, Ford claims soon after receiving the car, Cena flipped it for a big profit.
Ford put Cena’s contract together with court documents to make the case against him. Ford said that he fooled them out of a sale with another person that would have actually honored the agreements associated with the opportunity.
According to the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Michigan, Cena was "selected from thousands of applicants for the opportunity to purchase the Ford GT." Ford thinks he lied so he could get the car and then flip it for a higher price, according to the court papers.
"Mr. 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."
Amongst other things, Cena is liable for $75,000 in losses and Ford also wants the car back with any profit Cena may have made off of it. They are even willing to buy back the car. Ford is worried Cena sold the car to someone that didn’t go through their vetting process