On Monday, Project Veritas lost over 80,000 followers on social media after it was announced company founder James O’Keefe was removed from the organization, which he founded in 2011, after the board placed him on paid leave earlier in February.
According to Social Blade, a social media analytics website, the live tally as of 4:30 pm showed Project Veritas had lost almost 80,000 followers on Twitter.
Since February 16, on YouTube, Project Veritas has lost over 10,000 followers.
A February 6 memo leaked from 16 Project Veritas employees detailed their problems with the news organization’s founder and claimed he exhibited “cruel behavior.”
“James has become a power drunk tyrant and he is exactly who he pontificates on who we should be exposing,” wrote one of the employees.
Initial reporting on Monday from Neil McCabe of OAN claimed O’Keefe had resigned. Later, RC Maxwell from Project Veritas said O’Keefe was in fact removed …