Legal Fees for Case Vs Braun Strowman & EC3

In 2018, I was involved in starting an apparel print shop, Magic City Prints, with my former friend, Jedediah Koszewski (JC), and his friend and professional wrestler, “EC3” (Michael Hutter). In the beginning, all was well as we worked together to start the business.  Soon after Magic City Prints was up and running, EC3 introduced us to fellow WWE Wrestler, “Braun Strowman” (Adam Sherr).  Magic City Prints entered into a contract with Braun Strowman to print his Meat Castle clothing line.  Thereafter, the four of us began K5 Entertainment Inc., a company which we all owned, and its YouTube Channel (“K5 Network”).  At this point, Strowman also requested and purchased a minority share of Magic City Prints.  

    A book could be written about the drama that unfolded, but suffice it to say, there were a number of events that arose developing tension and disagreements among the partners.  To make a long story short, in early March, I was asked by JC, EC3, and Strowman to leave both businesses with no compensation although I had contributed over a year’s worth of work to both companies, invested my own money and resources into them, and have a percentage ownership of both businesses.  I understand not all business relationships work out, but my family and I weathered hard times while putting aside other guaranteed income to build something “better” for us by making Magic City Prints and K5 Entertainment successful.  All things considered, I don’t believe it was fair to be asked to leave with no compensation.  I tried to amicably work everything out, but those efforts failed.  I was then served a lawsuit that was filed by both Strowman, EC3, and Strowman’s company, Meat Castle.  They also changed the locks on our business facility without notifying me and have denied me entrance onto the premises even though I am listed on the lease (giving me a right of possession) and continue to be responsible for my portion of the rent.  Furthermore, based on their Instagram and other social media posts, I believe that they have continued using the rented space and assets of the former businesses to continue to print t-shirts for new business endeavors (of which I am not a part) and film “wrestling promos” with no compensation to my initial investments. It is my opinion that, under the circumstances, they have not acted in good faith and have breached fiduciary duties that they owe to me as a business partner, and these breaches will be the subject of counterclaims that I will be filing against them. 

    Unfortunately, I am not a wealthy professional wrestler, and it is not easy to fight a court case on a modest income. I need your help to fund the continuation of my defense and the pursuit of my counterclaims in order to seek justice in this matter.  If you are interested in reading more about the case, you can find the documents under case number 2020-CA-004758-O on the Orange County Florida Clerk of Court website. Thank you in advance for all your help.  Even the smallest donation makes you a true world champion in my eyes!

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Eric Holzer 
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Ocoee, FL
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