Oklahoma City Charity Founders Sue Hobby Lobby Owner

Tuesday, May 10th 2011, 1:17 pm
By: News On 6

Associated Press

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- The founders of Feed the Children are suing the founder and owner of Oklahoma City-based Hobby Lobby saying he played a role in them losing their jobs.

The lawsuit filed Tuesday in Oklahoma County District Court by Larry and Frances Jones says David Green and other members of the Green family conspired to take control of Oklahoma City-based Feed the Children.

The lawyer for the Joneses, Gary Richardson, says the Greens and other unnamed defendants worked behind the scenes to influence the board of directors to remove the couple from the charity.

Larry Jones was fired from the Feed The Children in 2009. Frances Jones resigned in December 2010.

The couple is asking for monetary damages to be determined by a jury.