James O’Keefe Says Board Forced Him Out Of Project Veritas

James O’Keefe is no longer with the conservative group Project Veritas which he founded and used to lead. In a video addressing staff on Monday, he broke the news, recounting the events that led to his removal.

“I have been stripped of my authority as CEO and removed from the board of directors,” said the man famous for exposing liberal wrongs.

According to O’Keefe, he was kicked out of his organization’s board as opposed to the board’s claims that he resigned. Now, he says he has no position in the organization “based upon what the board has done.”

Steadily exposing the lies and hypocrisy of liberals and mainstream media, Project Veritas has grown to become a name to fear for its undercover video stings.

Earlier this month, employees of the organization alleged that O’Keefe was “outright cruel” to them. Following that was a weeklong conflict with the board that has now led to his departure from the organization. Before his eventual departure from the organization, the board already reportedly voted to put him on leave, suspend his authority, and end his pay at prior meetings.

While he admitted to being “a hard guy to work for sometimes,” as he accepted he could be “very hurried” in his interaction with staff in a bid to get things done, O’Keefe said in the video that he did not know why he was targeted at this time. However, he implied that it coincided with the time the organization came out with the recent expose of Pfizer, a story that got more than 50 million views.

“And then suddenly, an unusual emergency happened just a few days after that,” he said, wondering “why there was a concerted effort to remove me the week of the biggest story we’ve ever had.”

Going further to explain the events that led the board to turn on him and throw him out, O’Keefe revealed that he fired a member of the board who didn’t share the same plans with him on fundraising. The board has reportedly voted to reinstate the executive as well as another board member he fired.

Making the board’s motive for his dismissal shadier is a text message O’Keefe shared, which shows a board member bragging to one of their reporters about getting a raise if they successfully get rid of him.

O’Keefe’s detailed account of events included screenshots of text messages and emails between Veritas board members. In general, based on the information he provided, he tells a different story from the one the board sold to the public in its statements.

Among the allegations leveled against him was a claim that he used corporate money for a wedding – a laughable reveal considering he has never been married. He clarified in his video that the funds were used for a Christmas party hosted by the company.

Despite what went down with the organization he built from scratch, O’Keefe has declared the continuity of his mission. “The only way to defeat us is if they take our spirit. And from the looks of things, many of us remain completely undefeated and unbroken,” he said.

He hinted at the establishment of a new organization with the same mission under a new name. While hands are folded to see what will become of Project Veritas in O’Keefe’s absence, about 250,000 people have unfollowed its page on Twitter since the news came out. The opposite is the case for O’Keefe whose notifications for additional followers keep popping.