A left-wing gay activist and Texas pastor, Jordan Brown, is now facing serious legal issues for manufacturing a fake lawsuit against the grocery store Whole Foods in Austin Texas.
“After a deeper investigation of Mr. Brown’s claim, we believe his accusations are fraudulent and we intend to take legal action against both Mr. Brown and his attorney” ~Whole Foods.
The controversy initially began when Pastor Jordan Brown posted the following video to his Facebook account, and then followed up the issue by hiring an attorney to sue Whole Foods:
However, the entire incident is a complete fraud and thankfully Whole Foods is fighting back, including the release of store CCTV video showing Mr. Brown at the point of sale checking out and paying for his purchase.
Here’s the CCTV video which refutes the claim of Mr. Brown. Notice a few glaringly obvious issues:
- The cashier scans the barcode which is atop the cake. In the video made by Mr. Brown the barcode is on the side of the box – it has been moved after leaving the store.
- The top of the cake box is “windowed” for a reason. The customer is able to see the top of the cake – in order to believe Mr. Brown’s claim you’d have to believe he didn’t look at the writing after asking for the cake to be customized.
- Anyone familiar with the process knows the cake is pre-made, the customization comes after the cake is already in a retail display case for the selection. The cake box exits the store unsealed because the original seal was removed *before* the clerk could write on it, and once customized the label is applied to the top of the box as evidenced in the CCTV checkout video.
How and why Mr. Brown thought he could get away with this is absolutely ridiculous. However, now that Brown has damaged the reputation of Whole Foods it is a very good idea for the company to counter-sue and protect their brand-image and reputation.
Here’s video of Pastor Brown and his attorney making their accusations.
A Complete Hoax !
“We stand behind our bakery team member, who is part of the LGBTQ community, and we appreciate the team members and shoppers who recognize that this claim is completely false and directly contradicts Whole Foods Market’s inclusive culture, which celebrates diversity,” the company said.
More than a half a dozen calls and emails to both Brown and his attorney Austin Kaplan seeking comment were not immediately returned Tuesday . (link)