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Bobby Shares Thoughts on Luke Combs/Tumbler Controversy

News broke about a woman named Nicol Harness, whose only job is selling homemade tumblers and T-shirts through Amazon. She’s a big Luke Combs fan and after going to his show in Tampa, she started making and selling a Combs themed tumbler. After selling 18 of them, she learned that Combs team sued her for selling counterfeit merchandise. The case was closed, and the judge ordered her to pay $250K, even though she stopped making the tumbler and only made $380 from her sales.  

Bobby Bones shared his opinion on the situation and said Combs is not the one suing, it’s probably the tumbler company. The company did send Harness a cease and desist giving her a 21 day notice to stop selling it, but it was in her junk folder, so she never saw it. Combs is not the one who called an attorney and wanted to sue, it’s the tumbler company and it’s an automatic response where they go after anyone, they see selling illegal artist merch.  

Combs did post a video this morning making the situation right. He said he woke up at 5 a.m. and the first thing he saw was this story. He spent the next two hours working to figure out the situation because he was completely unaware of it. He addressed that they do have a company that is supposed to only go after large corporations who make millions of dollars from illegal merch, and Harness’ small business somehow got tangled in it. Combs said he spoke to Harness this morning and she’s no longer being sued and promised to send her $11,000, double the amount she said was locked up in her Amazon account. He also said he would put up a tumbler for sale, with all proceeds going to Harness to help with her medical bills. Combs also ended the video saying, “Money is the last thing on my mind. I promise you guys that and I’m flying Nicole and her family out to a show this year so I could give her a hug and say sorry in person.” 

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