The founder of the conservative group Project Veritas, James O’Keefe, has been officially forced out of the company, he told employees of the organization on Monday.
O’Keefe said he had been stripped of the CEO titled by the board and removed from all decision-making, The Hill reported.
“Currently I have no job at Project Veritas, I have no position here based on what the board is done,” he said.
“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,” reported OANN’s Neil McCabe on Twitter.
Founded in 2010, Project Veritas became America’s biggest investigative conservative organization, which exposed massive amounts of political and corporate corruption, with O’Keefe at the Helm.
Project Veritas’ Executive Director Daniel Strack released a statement last week on O’Keefe’s status with the organization.
O’Keefe was placed on paid leave will be taking a few weeks of “well-deserved PTO.”
“Through a Project Veritas spokesman, Strack later released a statement on behalf of the organization. “Like all newsrooms at this stage, the Project Veritas Board of Directors and Management are constantly evaluating what the best path forward is for the organization,” the statement read in part.” New York Mag reported last week.
“Our mission continues on,” O’Keefe said following the news of his departure. “I’m not done.”
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James, you are the heart and soul of the organization. It now has neither.