The gay pastor who brought a lawsuit against a Whole Foods Market in Austin, Texas for allegedly writing a gay slur on a cake has admitted that he made the accusation up.
USAToday.com reports that Jordan Brown alleged that he ordered a cake from Whole Foods with the words “Love Wins,” but instead received a cake that said “Love Wins,” but also included a hateful slur against homosexuals.
Brown, who filed the lawsuit more than three weeks ago, has now admitted that it was a hoax and that the company “did nothing wrong.”
“I want to apologize to Whole Foods and its team members for questioning the company’s commitment to its values, and especially the baker associate who I understand was put in a terrible position because of my actions,” Brown said in his statement Monday.
“I apologize to the LGBT community for diverting attention from real issues. I also want to apologize to my partner, my family, my church family, and my attorney,” he continued.
Whole Foods stood by their employee throughout the case, and has since decided to drop their counter suit and defamation accusation against Brown now that he admitted he fabricated the controversy and was “wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.”
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Publication date: May 17, 2016