A bar in downtown Louisville that closed in the wake of a social media controversy is open for business once again.

According to Louisville Business First, Haymarket Whiskey Bar on East Market Street closed its doors a few weeks ago after sexual assault allegations were posted about the owner, Matt Landan, on Facebook.

The bar reopened Wednesday night, despite protesters gathering outside.

Landan had no comment about the reopening, but he is taking actions against his accusers.

The Courier-Journal is reporting that Landan filed a defamation lawsuit late Wednesday, against several people involved in the social media accusations. His attorney says the allegations are false and no charges have been filed against him.