Logan Paul Sues Ryan Garcia Over His PRIME Comments – ‘This Is A Smear Campaign’

May 24, 2024
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Logan Paul Sues Ryan Garcia Over PRIME Comments - 'This Is A Smear Campaign'

Logan Paul has sued Ryan Garcia for defamation and libel over his comments about PRIME. 

Paul announced on May 23 that a lawsuit had been filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Paul set up the brand with KSI, which has overtaken Gatorade, to become the leader in hydration drinks. 

However, the brand has been dealing with some issues. In 2023, a lawsuit was filed against the company, claiming the drink contained per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), which are known as forever chemicals. It is alleged this could cause health issues. 

Garcia made several disparaging comments about the drink during his build-up for the Devin Haney fight. He accused the drink of killing people while also claiming anyone who associated with it to be working for the devil. Logan has now responded by taking legal action. 

Paul On Garcia

“I’ve had to spend the last couple months dismantling ridiculous claims about Prime, and it’s become obvious — Prime is under attack. Why? We’re a threat. Prime is the most disruptive beverage in history and our competitors feel the pressure. It’s likely that we’ve been targeted as the victim of a smear campaign. Clout chasers know they can use PRIME’s goodwill for attention & views.

“People don’t like me or KSI. That’s fine. But if you don’t like Prime, don’t drink it. No need to lie about the facts in an attempt to stay relevant. Today we begin to hold those accountable who’ve damaged our brand for attention while we correct the narrative. We’re here to stay and will continue to change the world of hydration with bold flavors and creative innovation. P.S. Ryan Garcia thinks the Earth is flat. P.S.S. Ryan Garcia tested positive for [performance enhancing drugs],” Paul said

Garcia PED Issue

Garcia also faces other legal troubles over his failed test for Ostarine. The boxer tested positive following two urine samples. The B sample also came back positive. However, Garcia’s legal team revealed that they had submitted a hair follicle test. This is used to detect any long-term usage of PEDs. It came back negative, which will work in Garcia’s favor. His team will now hope to prove it is a contamination case, as all his supplements are being tested. 

“Ryan Garcia is, and has always been, committed to clean and fair competition. He vehemently denies any intentional use of a banned substance. Soon after being notified of his positive test, Ryan voluntarily had his hair collected and shipped to Dr. Pascal Kintz, the foremost expert in toxicology and hair sample analysis.

“The results of Ryan’s hair sample came back negative, meaning Ryan has never intentionally taken Ostarine in the last six months…We are certain that one of the natural supplements Ryan was using in the lead up to the fight will prove to be contaminated and are in the process of testing the supplements to determine the exact source,” Garcia’s team stated

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