As we reported back in November, Ford Motor Company is suing WWE star John Cena, to the tune of $500,000, for selling his 2017 Ford GT.
Ford claims Cena violated his contract with Ford by selling the car, as he was selected to purchase the car out of thousands of applicants, and the deal stipulated that Cena keep the car for at least two years before selling it.
In an update on the lawsuit, TMZ is now reporting John Cena has requested that a Michigan judge throw out the case against him, as he did nothing wrong when he sold the super rare “limited edition” Ford GT supercar — 647 horsepower, 3.5L EcoBoost V6 engine for $500,000.
Ford claims they only selected a few people for the privilege of buying the car, and Cena was one of the lucky ones, in addition to MLB star Justin Verlander and Joey Logano.
The TMZ report adds new court documents filed in district court in Michigan, John says he did nothing wrong — because the final contract he signed said nothing about a 24-month no-resale clause.
Cena says Ford screwed up by not putting the sale restriction in the final binding contract — and he shouldn’t be punished because they suck at paperwork.