Project Veritas Unleashes Lawsuit Against Former Leader James O’Keefe

[Photo Credit: By Gage Skidmore from Surprise, AZ, United States of America - James O'Keefe, CC BY-SA 2.0,]

James O’Keefe is now reportedly the target of a lawsuit brought by Project Veritas, which fired O’Keefe as its creator earlier this year and accuses him of financial wrongdoings. Veritas is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization that depends entirely on contributions. It was brought up in New York.

According to the lawsuit, “O’Keefe must be held accountable” to the organization he founded, which has survived without him despite the departure of numerous investigative journalists and O’Keefe’s establishment of a new business named OMG, or O’Keefe Media Group.

At the time of the company’s establishment, he said it would benefit him to have his name on the business.

However, Veritas didn’t stop there, alleging that O’Keefe’s right-hand man RC Maxwell and Anthony Iatropoulos violated their own contracts by working for O’Keefe after he was ejected from his own business.

O’Keefe allegedly “breached his fiduciary duties” to Project Veritas by establishing OMG, according to the complaint.

They further claim that O’Keefe did not return equipment, donor lists, or contact details.

The organization requests that the court issue a preliminary injunction prohibiting O’Leefe and OMG from soliciting donors, employees, and contractors of Project Veritas, dissing the organization, failing to return the company’s property, and violating O’Keefe, Iatropoulos, and Maxwell’s employment agreements.

It also requests that the court declare that O’Keefe is liable for Project Veritas’ defense costs and liabilities.

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