AceShowbiz - The beef between "Yellowstone" creator Taylor Sheridan and the show's cast member Cole Hauser may have gone on for a long time. After the showrunner's Bosque Ranch filed a lawsuit against the actor's coffee company, Free Rein, more details about their rocky relationships resurfaced online.
Back in 2022, Cole insinuated that the two got off at the wrong foot. Speaking to Men's Journal, Cole shared at the time that he and Taylor had a physical altercation as soon as they met for the first time. The Rip Wheeler depicter on the Paramount hit Western drama, however, didn't elaborate on the brawl.
"Does a bear s**t in the woods? I've probably been in one on every continent," he said while laughing. "I don't think there's anything wrong with fighting. Sometimes I'm just tired of words, so let's beat the s**t out of each other. Maybe at the end of it you'll buy me a Guinness and I'll buy you a Bushmills, and we'll be done. It's kind of what guys do."
In a separate interview, Cole said that Taylor was "a really intense guy." During an interview with Ryen Russillo on his podcast, the former explained, "He's one of those guys who works his a** off 'til it's over, and when it's over, he likes to have a nice drink and enjoy himself."
News of Taylor's lawsuit against Cole broke on Tuesday, December 5. In the court documents, which were filed in the Northern District of Texas on November 21, Taylor accused the coffee company of "trademark infringement, unfair competition and false advertising." It noted that both companies use branding marks with two overlapping letters.
"Neither Hauser nor the Defendants asked or received permission or authorization of Sheridan or Bosque Ranch to use a mark confusingly similar to the BR Brand for virtually identical goods," the court papers, obtained by PEOPLE, read.
Back in June, Taylor-owned ranch collaborated with the Community Coffee brand to produce Bosque Ranch Craft Coffee. As for Cole, he launched his Free Rein Coffee Company in October. He explained in a statement from the company ahead of the launch that the brand is a "nod to the rugged spirit of the West" that would honor "the hard working cowboys that [Cole] grew up around on and off set."