In a video posted on X, James O’Keefe revealed that Project Veritas served with a lawsuit one day after announcing it was suspending all operations.
One day after saying it would cease all activities, Project Veritas filed James O’Keefe with a lawsuit on Thursday.
There was, according to O’Keefe, $6 to $8 million in cash on hand. Since they kicked me out, they have raised essentially no money. They appear to have spent it all.
They’re attempting to silence me, O’Keefe claimed.
The lawsuit’s specifics are not apparent.
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The history is as follows:
The remaining journalists at Project Veritas were fired this week, barely months after the board of the company fired founder James O’Keefe, and the group ceased all activities. Since then, the organization has been under assault from staff uprisings, disarray on the board, inadequate fundraising, and continuous legal actions.
After a disagreement with the organization’s board over his attempt to oust Chief Financial Officer Tom O’Hara, James O’Keefe resigned from his position as Project Veritas’ CEO in February. A staff dispute erupted as a result, and 18 Veritas employees sought James’ resignation. The O’Keefe-supportive employees fled once James was expelled.
O’Keefe had been grumbling about having his signature placed on checks without his permission and not being able to track the whereabouts of the money. This occurred in the middle of Project Veritas’ continuous financial theft, which, it seems, persisted long after O’Keefe was fired.
According to Veritas, O’Keefe was formally let go on May 15 and was officially kicked off the board on April 24.
A few months after James O’Keefe was kicked from the board of the business, Project Veritas also sued him in May, citing breach of contract and other charges.
Attorney Marc Randazza submitted the lawsuit to a federal court in the Southern District of New York.
According to the 70-page lawsuit, “being known as the founder of an organization does not entitle that person to run amok and put his own interests ahead of that organization.”
According to a document filed on Wednesday night, Hunter Biden sued former Trump WH Aide Garrett Ziegler, who published laptop contents.
O’Keefe is accused in the case of misusing cash and abusing staff members. According to Project Veritas, the following actions by O’Keefe and OMG (via O’Keefe and/or based on information from O’Keefe) are prohibited:
- Soliciting or contacting Plaintiff’s donors, employees or contractors;
- Disparaging Plaintiffs;
- Obtaining, using or disclosing Plaintiffs’ Confidential Information; and
- Keeping and failing to return Plaintiffs’ property
A jury trial is something that Project Veritas is requesting in its lawsuit against O’Keefe.
This summer, Matthew Tyrmand, John Garvey, and George Skakel, the board members who had orchestrated the coup against O’Keefe and had driven the company into financial bankruptcy, resigned and left the company. According to reports, the board stopped all fundraising efforts and drained the company dry before quitting. Without providing any proof, O’Keefe claimed that the “board had been bought out by Pfizer.” One of the main defamation charges made by Project Veritas against O’Keefe is this one. However, as the Manhattan observed at the time, Tyrmand is now known to be connected to healthcare organizations that conduct business in China, including the sale of biomedical tracking technologies.
Along with the ongoing Ashley Biden Diary prosecution in the Southern District of New York, where the federal government is prosecuting Project Veritas journalists, including O’Keefe, for receiving Ashley Biden’s abandoned diary where she discusses taking inappropriate showers with President Joe Biden as a child, O’Keefe and Project Veritas are also under investigation by the Westchester County DA in New York.
Up until last month, when Project Veritas published evidence that Ashley Biden had verified the diary’s authenticity, the mainstream media had long dismissed its veracity.
The Westchester DA is allegedly looking into potential financial crimes at Project Veritas involving “tens of thousands” in continuous “check washing” fraud, according to a local Connecticut news station earlier this month.
In an effort to further damage Project Veritas, the anti-O’Keefe Project Veritas employees who were fired off have formed their own group and are disclosing board call recordings and internal information.