James O’Keefe was ousted from Project Veritas months ago, and now the organization he founded has decided to file a lawsuit against him, asking a federal judge to stop O’Keefe from working as a journalist.
In its lawsuit, Veritas says, “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 company goes on to say O’Keefe “failed in his duties” to Project Veritas and caused the organization “serious and significant damage.”
It is asking that O’Keefe and his new organization, OMG, be held accountable.
Sara Gonzales and her guests on "The News & Why It Matters" discussed the lawsuit on the latest episode.
Head writer and researcher for Glenn Beck Jason Buttrill sees this as getting back at O’Keefe for the company's freefall in engagement after O’Keefe was ousted.
“They thought they were bigger than James O’Keefe. James O’Keefe was Project Veritas, which they did not believe anymore,” Buttrill says.
He adds that in the lawsuit, Veritas “kept on hitting him for a breach of non-disclosure agreement.”
“So what that means is, is that the truth — they did not want that to get out. They didn’t want to know the specifics of how they jettisoned him,” he explains.
Gonzales’ other guest, Jaco Booyens, believes the lawsuit is ridiculous.
“It’s so laughable,” he says, “to think that they could bottle up his God-gift talent and say you’re no longer allowed to use it because you dared to create this organization, and then we ousted you, and now you created another.”
“It shows you,” he adds, “how even that woke mentality of entitlement infiltrates conservative groups sometimes.”
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