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BREAKING: Project Veritas Sues James O’Keefe

Project Veritas has filed a lawsuit against founder James O’Keefe.

O’Keefe and the organization had a nasty falling out earlier this year, and O’Keefe founded O’Keefe Media Group after the split.

Project Veritas claims O’Keefe “put his own interests ahead of the organization” and “failed in his duties.”

The complaint filed in federal court contains 12 causes of action, including Breach of Fiduciary Duty.

Read all 37 pages of the complaint in this Twitter thread:

The Post Millennial shared details:

The suit claims that O’Keefe violated his contract by not keeping confidential that information he knew about Veritas’ business and investigative operations, that he behaved “unprofessionally during team meetings,” and has “targeted female employees with mean-spirited comments about personal situations like pregnancies.”

Veritas claims O’Keefe had “strained” relationships with donors, that employees saw “obscene” messages between O’Keefe and others when they access his phone, and that there was “financial misconduct,” including using his business card for personal expenses.

The complaint alleges that O’Keefe “breached his fiduciary duties” to Project Veritas by forming OMG “while still employed by Plaintiffs,” and by soliciting employees and donors to join OMG.

Raheem Kassam and Jack Posobiec discussed the lawsuit against O’Keefe.


Some asserted that Project Veritas is attempting to shut down James O’Keefe and prevent him from working as a journalist.

Becker News noted:

Project Veritas is asking a federal judge to stop James O’Keefe III from working as a journalist. While Project Veritas is not paying O’Keefe, they argue in the lawsuit that he shouldn’t be allowed to work and his company should be shut down.

“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,” the lawsuit states. “Defendant James O’Keefe (‘O’Keefe’) failed in his duties to Plaintiff, Project Veritas, causing it serious and significant damage. O’Keefe must be held accountable, as must the organization O’Keefe created, Defendant Transparency, LLC., O’Keefe Media Group (‘OMG’) for suborning his violations.”

“Similarly, two individuals formerly affiliated with Plaintiffs, Defendants RC Maxwell (‘Maxwell’) and Anthony Iatropoulos (‘Iatropoulos’) breached their own contracts with Plaintiffs for the benefit of OMG,” the lawsuit claims.

The lawsuit cites an “Employment Agreement” as the basis of the lawsuit.

“On June 22, 2010, O’Keefe entered into the Employment Agreement with Plaintiffs, with the operative version being the Employment Agreement as amended on September 20, 2022, which O’Keefe and Project Veritas signed on September 30, 2022,” the suit states. “As part of the Employment Agreement, O’Keefe agreed to certain terms and conditions, both during and after the term of his employment. In Paragraph 1(B) of the Employment Agreement, O’Keefe agreed that he, identified as ‘Employee’ thereunder, ‘shall devote Employee’s full working time and attention
and best efforts to the performance of Employee’s job’.”


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