Recently, James O’Keefe, the founder of Project Veritas, was put on paid leave. A letter from the Project Veritas Board of Directors detailed “anonymous reports from witnesses and second-hand accounts of a ‘pattern of behavior’ that ‘severely limited’ the staff’s ‘ability to execute the PV mission.” The letter claimed that O’Keefe was acting like a “power drunk tyrant” and causing problems for the employees.
Some employees signed the letter, while others didn’t but still contributed to the opinions and data shared in the document. The letter doesn’t directly call for O’Keefe’s resignation, but it does suggest changes need to be made.
However, Project Veritas’ biggest donors are not on board with the Board’s decision to put O’Keefe on leave. A law firm representing these donors said that removing O’Keefe would go against Virginia charitable solicitation and trust laws and would be “inconsistent with the purpose for which the entities were established.”
Twitter and YouTube followers of Project Veritas seem to be decreasing in protest, with the hashtag “James is Project Veritas” trending on Twitter.