LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Two former employees of the Haymarket Whiskey Bar are counter-suing the owner of the bar Matthew Landan, calling the lawsuit filed by Landan a scare tactic.

The counter-claim is just the latest part of a developing story surrounding Landan and his bar that started back in November when someone posted a message on Facebook that accused Landen of being a rapist. He has denied the claim and no charges have been filed against him.

The lawsuit filed by Landan accused the women of making false accusations, and he accused the two employees of engineering an employee walkout that forced the bar to temporarily close.

This new lawsuit is asking for a judge to dismiss the lawsuit against the two employees and asks for unspecified damages.