Adam Levine has asked for his day in court!
Nearly six months after he was accused of cheating on his then-pregnant wife, Behati Prinsloo, with a model on social media, Levine is suing a classic car dealer for selling him a fake version of a 1971 Maserati. The vintage car, which is rare to find, is said to be worth a full million dollars.
Adam Levine has sued a car dealer after he unknowingly bought a fake vintage vehicle
Levine’s troubles began in late 2020 after he traded two Ferraris to Rick Cole – the classic car dealer – for what he believed to be one of the only 1971 Maserati Ghibli 4.9 liter Spyders ever made. The “Payphone” hitmaker traded a 1968 Ferrari and a 1972 Ferrari for $100,000 in cash to the car dealer, bringing his offer up to $950,000.
Unfortunately, it turned out that only 25 of the Maserati Ghibli 4.9 Liter Spyders were ever made, making the version Cole sold the singer a fake. To that end, a lawsuit was filed by the Adam Levine Living Trust, which alleged that Cole or his staff had falsified the documents regarding the vintage car, including false details that Levine could have used to identify it.
It wasn’t until the “Girls Like You” singer tried to sell the supposed limited edition to another car dealer, Autosport Designs, that he made a shocking discovery. As luck would have it, the car dealer had previously sold a vehicle with the same Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) as the one the 43-year-old was given by Cole.
The lawsuit has accused Cole of negligent misrepresentation, fraudulent concealment, intentional misrepresentation and breach of contract. Meanwhile, on his website, Cole touts his skills as an “internationally recognized sales agent, auctioneer and appraiser of investment-grade cars.”
There is also a picture of the dealer, who claims to have over five decades of experience with the OFTA Television Award winner, along with a picture of a Ferrari 275, on the site. Levine has asked the court to reverse his deal with Cole or have the retailer compensate him to remedy the situation.
The BMI Pop Awards winner’s cheating scandal resurfaced on a podcast
Tops reported earlier this month that Levine’s cheating scandal resurfaced during an episode of Alexandra Cooper’s “Call Her Daddy” podcast. In a trailer released, Cooper is heard saying to his guest, Adam Devine:
“I was a huge Maroon 5 fan and I’m glad you agreed to sit down with me today and discuss the infidelity scandal in your marriage. How many times have you cheated on women you met on Instagram?”
The video, which ended with a black screen, also included Levine singing the lyrics to the 2002 hit single “She Will Be Loved.” In case you missed it, several people mistook Devine for Levine at the height of the drama.
The ‘Pitch Perfect’ actor had even sparked controversy when he took to Instagram to post a picture of himself and his beloved wife Chloe Bridges with the caption:
“Just wanted to write this and say my wife @chloebridges and I are fine and going strong. I’m not Adam Levine. He’s a different guy and a worse singer. We’re naming our future baby Sumner though.”
His final statement was about social media model Sumner Stroh, who initially accused Levine of cheating on his wife with her in a viral TikTok video. The clip also featured screenshots showing how the singer planned to name his then-unborn child after her.
The father-of-three has since denied all claims that he trampled on his wife during their ten-year marriage.