Shark Tank star Daymond John has denied a report accusing him of selling N95 masks -- used to keep people safe from the coronavirus, at inflated prices.
John called the reports "false" and "inaccurate" in a statement shared to social media after the Miami Herald published an article accusing him of selling the masks to the state of Florida for $7 when the masks reportedly sell for under $2 per mask.
"Today's Miami Herald story and subsequent reports are false, inaccurate and shows a complete reckless disregard for the truth," the statement reads.
"Let me be clear," John's statement continued. "Proper reporting would have shown I did not set any prices and that my team worked with the State of Florida to: 1. Save lives 2. Help vet the overwhelming amount of incoming PPE offerings based on my manufacturing expertise and guide them how to best do this 3. Play a pivotal role to stop pricing gouging, and successfully identify potential fraud and theft of PPE product to protect taxpayers funds."