David Beckham has sued Mark Wahlberg for $10 million over his F45 coaching deal

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David Beckham has sued Mark Wahlberg for alleged losses after a trademark deal with F45 Training, in which the Hollywood A-lister has a 36 percent interest and is the chief trademark officer, fell through.

The football star's company DB Ventures claims Beckham was cheated by Wahlberg. According to the sun.

Beckham claims he lost $10 million out of pocket when he was only given shares promised to the legendary footballer after stock prices plummeted.

David Beckham has filed a lawsuit against Mark Wahlberg over the F45 training deal he struck with the actor. Getty Images

He is also suing Wahlberg's investment company – Mark Wahlberg Investment Group – along with F45 founders Adam Gilchrist and Rob Deutsch, who launched the company in 2012 in Australia.

The 48-year-old English football star has agreed to be a global ambassador for F45 – a chain of fitness centers with locations in 60 countries including the US which “offers innovative, high-intensity, fast, fun and results-led functional group training.” – When he moved to Los Angeles.

Beckham has appeared in several F45 social media posts promoting the brand, but those posts have since been deleted.

Wahlberg and his co-defendants are asking the judge to dismiss the case and say the allegations of “fraudulent behavior” are baseless.

In their motion to dismiss, they claimed Beckham was putting the burden on everyone but himself.

“SAC of 209 pages, 610 paragraphs [complaint] “He attempts to compensate by amply for what he lacks in merit,” part of the motion says, according to The Sun.

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Mark Wahlberg is the Chief Brand Officer at F45 Training. Getty Images

Beckham and Wahlberg reportedly became friends after the former Manchester United and LA Galaxy star moved to the same Los Angeles neighborhood in 2007.

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Wahlberg bought a minority stake in F45 through his investment firm along with FOD Capital in 2019.

Beckham first tried to file a lawsuit alongside LIV Golf CEO Greg Norman, who had his own issue with the F45, in 2022 in court in California, but a judge ruled they had to file separate suits.

F45 had announced a partnership with Beckham in 2021 and Beckham said in a statement At the time it was Wahlberg who got him into it.

“I've been a fan of the F45 franchise and training model since my friend Mark Wahlberg introduced me,” Beckham said.

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