On July 31, Jimmy Donaldson, aka MrBeast, filed a lawsuit against the company behind MrBeast Burger, Virtual Dining Concepts. The complaint from MrBeast’s team highlighted the reviews where the quality of the burgers declined, thus damaging the creator’s reputation. A week after, Virtual Dining Concepts (VDC) responded with a lawsuit against Donaldson and Beast Investments.
The lawsuit might exceed $100 million
Virtual Dining Concepts is suing Donaldson for not complying with contractual obligations. Variety obtained the lawsuit filed by the company on Monday in New York’s Supreme Court.
VDC initially responded to Donaldson and his team’s lawsuit as a way “to serve his own monetary interests.” It added, “The complaint is riddled with false statements and inaccuracies and is a thinly veiled attempt to distract from Mr. Donaldson’s and Beast Investments’ breaches of the agreements between the parties, including Mr. Donaldson’s recent false, disparaging statements regarding the MrBeast Burger brand and VDC.”
Now, the company is filing a formal lawsuit that has the chance to exceed $100 million in damages. According to the lawsuit, “This case is about a social media celebrity who believes his fame means that his word does not matter, that the facts do not matter, and that he can renege and breach his contractual obligations without consequence.”
What damages where there?
VDC cited numerous tweets from the influencer, which led to damages to the company’s reputation. Their representatives argued that “every restaurant gets periodic bad reviews” and that the majority of VDC’s customers are highly satisfied.
Donaldson and his team have not responded yet to the VDC lawsuit.