It’s being reported that James O’Keefe has resigned from Project Veritas.
BREAKING: James O'Keefe resigns from Project Veritas.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) February 20, 2023
“@JamesOKeefeIII, my friend and former boss at @Project_Veritas, just read his resignation letter to his former team and board members at their Mamaroneck, N.Y. headquarters. James will make his own way—as he always has before,” said OANN Correspondent Neil McCabe.
Exclusive: @JamesOKeefeIII, my friend and former boss at @Project_Veritas, just read his resignation letter to his former team and board members at their Mamaroneck, N.Y. headquarters. James will make his own way—as he always has before. @OANN pic.twitter.com/knOqtFTw7e
— ReporterMcCabe (@NeilWMcCabe2) February 20, 2023
The announcement follows the recent news of Project Veritas board members placing the company’s founder and CEO on paid leave.
Multiple sources confirmed the Project Veritas board placed O’Keefe on paid leave until they came to a conclusion on whether or not they should remove him from leadership.
The move came shortly after one of the company’s biggest exposes in its history, exposing Pfizer by filming Jordon Trishton Walker, Pfizer Director of Research and Development – Strategic Operations and mRNA Scientific Planning, claiming that the Pharma giant is exploring to mutate COVID-19 to continually profit off vaccines.
BREAKING: Pfizer Director Admits They Want To Mutate The Virus & Profit From It!
Chief Editor of Human Events Jack Posobiec reported previously the Project Veritas board placed O’Keefe on leave for at least two weeks.
O’Keefe could not speak publicly about the situation.
Update: Project Veritas Is Requiring James O’Keefe To Be Silent
Over a dozen Project Veritas employees reportedly claimed O’Keefe was difficult to work for, which partly led to the dispute with board members.
Twitters users showed their support for the Project Veritas founder.
I will support @JamesOKeefeIII and stand with James wherever he goes. https://t.co/NJ4QLrVZcO
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) February 20, 2023
BREAKING: As reported by @NeilWMcCabe2, @JamesOKeefeIII just resigned from @Project_Veritas.
Shameful behavior by the board that pushed him out. I guess that’s the end of ProjectVeritas since James O’Keefe is Project Veritas.
We love you, James! Stay strong. We are with you.❤️ https://t.co/aK3n6BGJnT
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) February 20, 2023
James O'Keefe out at Project Veritas. We must stand with James!
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 20, 2023
I’ve read the accusations against James O’Keefe and they’re utterly bizarre. He’s not even accused of doing anything salacious or terrible. Just a bunch of petty, superficial complaints. I stand with James 100 percent. Project Veritas is nothing without him.
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) February 10, 2023
“This is not accurate. James was removed from his position as CEO by the Project Veritas board. They are in charge now,” said Project Veritas’ R.C. Maxwell.
This is not accurate.
James was removed from his position as CEO by the Project Veritas board.
They are in charge now https://t.co/cJ1oNUkBPd
— R.C. Maxwell 🇺🇸 (@BlackHannity) February 20, 2023
The Post Millennial reported:
After the 16 staffers sent the letter to the Project Veritas board of directors in early February, “James O’Keefe IS Project Veritas” began to trend on Twitter. Many supporters and donors all balked at the idea that Veritas could continue without O’Keefe at the helm and prominent conservatives gave their support for O’Keefe.
“The undersigned is troubled and frustrated with James’ management style and business acumen,” the letter began. “These behaviors and actions are antithetical to our core values, and it came to a head this week. Most recently, the treatment of Barry Hinckley and Tom O’Hara.”
In the letter, the 16 staffers, are listed as Michael Villani, Eric Spracklen, Mario Balaban, Jake Mantel, Patrick Van Duyne, Sal Gueli Journalists: Arden Young, Preston Scagnelli, Bobby Harr (Lithium), Bethany Rolando, Joanne Sumner, Gillian Pietrowski, Jonathan Bailey, Joshua Hughes, Nick Mehaj, and Angelo Martinez, say that “James has become a power-drunk tyrant and he is exactly who he pontificates on who we should be exposing.”
A Cease and Desist letter was recently sent to the Project Veritas Board of Directors by a law firm saying that the “firm represents a large group of significant donors to Project Veritas.”
From my source: “The big wig donors to Project Veritas are not taking the board actions against James O’Keefe lying down.“
— Swig 🇺🇸 (@OldRowSwig) February 10, 2023
“Why don’t they understand? James is Project Veritas. Project Veritas is James. We the People stand with James!”
— Swig 🇺🇸 (@OldRowSwig) February 10, 2023
Cont. from The Post Millennial:
These donors, it goes on to say “have grave concerns about the Board of Directors’ reported the action to remove Founder and CEO James O’Keefe from his leadership position, change the structure of the Project Veritas entities and their Boards (raising risks for the entities’ charitable status), and operate Project Veritas for purposes other than those for which the organization was established.”
“The big wig donors to Project Veritas are not taking the board actions against James O’Keefe lying down,” says a source, according to Swig. “Looks like they have hired a big-name law firm that sent a letter which seems to suggest the board is running afoul of Virginia law and exposing themselves to substantial liability!”
“By threatening or taking these actions,” the letter went on to say, “the Board is straying from its roots and the express purpose for which it raised considerable funds from the public, including our clients.”
“We are concerned that the Board may already be acting in violation of Virginia charitable solicitation and trust law and ask that the Board refrain from taking further actions to fundamentally undermine the purposes for which Project Veritas be established.” They further asked that no money be spent in the meantime.
They said plainly that the Board must “cease and desist” from any actions to remove O’Keefe from the company, and state that the letter also represents “a request to preserve all tangible evidence, whether held by the Board or by its members, personally, including all documents related to the subject matter of this letter.”
The rumor mill began to swirl after the release of the letter as factions began to form, with some saying that further, more damning allegations could be in the offing, primarily concerning financial dealings. Those have not yet come to pass.
Whatever led to O’Keefe’s resignation, Project Veritas now faces the task of carrying on without the heart and soul of its company.
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