Kyle Cooke mentioned a lawsuit on a recent episode of Summer House. And despite his and Amanda Batula’s upcoming wedding, fans seem to be more concerned with the legal drama surrounding his drink company, Loverboy.
Two years after Kyle launched the company with the help of Amanda, who owned no portion of the brand at the time, he was seen discussing a case on the show but failing to reveal any specific details about who had sued him — or who he had sued.
According to Showbiz Cheat Sheet, Kyle started his brand after realizing how much sugar (a whopping 24 grams in a 12-ounce bottle) was in his one-time favorite beverage, Twisted Tea.
“I finally Googled how much sugar was in Twisted Tea and I was just horrified,” Kyle told Boston.com. “I go to the gym, try to make smart decisions about what I eat, I wanna let loose on the weekends, but that shouldn’t involve flying off the rails from a nutrition standpoint.”
Because Kyle was “in a position to influence what people would consume,” Loverboy sparkling hard tea was launched in early 2020. And in the years since, it has been made available in four states, including New Hampshire, New York, Massachusetts, and Wisconsin, where the product is made.
Unfortunately, things between Kyle and the wholesaler and distributor who brought the brand to Massachusetts, Night Shift Brewing CEO Rob Burns, took a turn for the worst. In early 2021, as Reality Tidbit confirmed, Night Shift accused Loverboy of “terminating a contract without cause or paying fair value.”
In response, in May 2021, Loverboy filed a lawsuit against the company, accusing them of breach of contract.
Months after the accusations were made, a filing in the United States District Court for Massachusetts confirmed that the companies had reached an agreement in September 2021.
Plaintiff Loverboy and defendant Night Shift “agreed to dismiss the case with prejudice, with both parties paying their own attorneys’ fees and costs and waiving their rights to appeal,” read court documents, via Brewbound.
Although Kyle and Amanda launched their company together with Kyle as the owner, Amanda said she wanted to change her ownership status if her and Kyle’s marriage ends in divorce.
As fans saw on Summer House, Amanda seemed turned off when a prenup was mentioned, noting that she felt Kyle was preparing himself for a split and saying that if the two of them were to divorce, she wants 50 percent of their brand.
“I (told) him, if you leave me I’m taking half of everything you have,” Amanda told her co-stars.
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