Just a few months after Colt Cabana and CM Punk won a defamation lawsuit, the former friends are at each other’s throats, and Cabana is now suing Punk.
According to The Chicago Sun Times, Cabana (real name Scott Colton) has filed a lawsuit against Punk over a breach of contract and fraud. According to Colt’s suit, Punk promised to help him with the legal bills from the Chris Amann lawsuit, with Cabana claiming that Punk said he would be “100% covered” via text message.
Cabana’s suit also claims that Punk “acted with fraud, malice, and oppression towards Colton, with the deliberate intention of causing Colton harm.”
Cabana stated that when Dr. Amann’s attorneys came to him with a cease and desist letter in regards to the podcast in December 2014, Punk told him not to respond and that his legal bills would be covered when Amann filed his lawsuit.
In 2016, however, Cabana allegedly received an email from Punk, which stated:
To date, I have spent $513,736 on this Amann lawsuit. My outstanding bill is at least 300k. Half of this is yours. Divide the 513,736 by 2 that is what you owe me and what I expect you to pay me. Starting now, I will no longer be paying your bills. You are on your own. Whatever my bill is currently, will be cut in half and half will be yours. If you choose to make this all ugly, that’s fine too. I hope you won’t, but I gave up on you doing what is right a long time ago.
While Cabana was originally allowed to retain Loeb & Loeb, who was representing Punk, he claims he was forced to bring in his own representation in 2017, and Cabana believes that Punk caused Loeb & Loeb to withdraw as his attorney.
Cabana’s lawyer approached Punk after the trial was over, attempting to get $200,000, which was the total cost of Cabana’s fees after Loeb & Loeb dropped him.
Punk turned that down, causing Cabana to claim a breach of contract. Cabana also believes that if he hadn’t listened to Punk in regards to ignoring Amann’s cease and desist, he wouldn’t have had to deal with any lawsuit and would not owe the money he currently is expected to pay.
Cabana is looking for $1 Million in punitive and exemplary damages, along with the $200,000 for the cost of his representation during the Amann lawsuit, and is looking for a jury trial.
Punk has yet to respond.