'False Prophet': Lawsuit Claims ‘The Profit’s’ Marcus Lemonis Preyed On And Destroyed 50 Small Businesses

A group of more than 50 businesses that have appeared on CNBC’s hit reality show “The Profit” allege that the show’s star Marcus Lemonis and the TV network use the series as a guise to defraud and ruin small businesses.

A proposed amended complaint filed on Saturday with the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York alleges that Lemonis, NBCUniversal, and production company Machete employed mob-like tactics against companies that have appeared on “The Profit” to defraud business owners and take their companies.

“Marcus Lemonis is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, and a false prophet who uses his fame and fortune to

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