On Monday we reported that Pastor Jordan Brown of Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods, alleging that he ordered a cake decorated with “LOVE WINS,” but instead received a cake that read “LOVE WINS F*G.”
Whole Foods is now countersuing Brown, claiming to have proof that the allegations are a hoax.
Daily Caller reports that Brown, who is openly gay, is seeking unspecified damages for the “emotional anguish” he suffered.
However, Whole Foods has released store surveillance footage that casts doubts on Brown’s allegations. You can see Brown (featured in the below video in the lower right hand corner) purchasing the cake, and clearly see that the UPC tag is on the front of the box rather than on the side. This, they say, strongly suggests the box was tampered with after purchase.
Whole Foods says the employer Brown accuses is a member of “the LGBT community.”
The company says Brown “intentionally, knowingly and falsely accused Whole Foods and its employees of writing the homophobic slur… on a custom made cake that he ordered from WFM’s Lamar Store in Austin…”
They’re accusing Brown of acting “with malice, and he has damaged the reputation and business of WFM.”
The lawsuit seeks over $100,000 in damages from Brown.