An openly gay pastor on Monday admitted that he faked a story about buying a cake at Whole Foods that included an anti-gay slur.

“The company did nothing wrong,” Jordan Brown said in a statement. “I was wrong to pursue this matter and use the media to perpetuate this story.”

At an April 18 press conference, Brown, flanked by his lawyers, announced that he was suing the grocery store over the incident.

In a YouTube video, Brown claimed that he had ordered a cake at the company's flagship Austin store with the phrase “Love Wins” but received a cake that said “Love Wins F*g.” The cake could be seen in the video through the clear portion of the box. Brown said that he did not notice the change until he had left the store.

Whole Foods denied the claims and announced that it was counter suing Brown.

In his video, Brown pointed out the UPC sticker on the box, which ran on the side and bottom, saying that the box had not been tampered with. Whole Foods, however, released footage of a cashier scanning the box from the top, not the side.

In its lawsuit, Whole Foods said that 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.”

According to the Austin American-Statesman, Whole Foods has dropped its counter suit.

“Given Mr. Brown's apology and public admission that his story was a complete fabrication, we see no reason to move forward with our counter suit to defend the integrity of our brand and team members,” the company said.