Remember Project Veritas?
Of course you do.
For most of its existence, most people thought of Project Veritas as synonymous with James O’Keefe.
In fact, most of us didn’t even realize there was a Board and that James O’Keefe strangely did not control the board.
We all learned those facts last year when James was fired from the company we all thought was his.
James has been just fine ever since, continuing to do what he does and building the O’Keefe Media Group.
But Project Veritas?
And today we may have just witnessed the final implosion.
So sad to see.
🚨BREAKING: Project Veritas has reportedly fired nearly all of their staff. This was posted to the organization’s official X account before being deleted. pic.twitter.com/G6z47iXrOb
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) August 17, 2023
Gee, who would have ever guessed that people liked following James O’Keefe but didn’t give a damn about whoever the hell “Hannah Giles” is.
What a classic case of thinking you are more important than the brand.
Hannah, sweetheart, study up on Jerry Krause circa the mid-1990s….fat, slovenly fellow, looked a bit like Chris Christie….thought he was bigger than Michael Jordan because he owned the Bulls.
You and he share a lot in common and I don’t even know who you are!
It’s almost as if James O’Keefe was the entire veritas brand.
Who could have foreseen this coming? pic.twitter.com/EipL9WB7zt
— 💯Malcolm FleX – Enigmatic Desperado💯 (@Malcolm_fleX48) August 17, 2023
It should have been shut down when O’Keefe left, but they kept ‘er going on fumes for a few extra months I guess!
Project Veritas got rid of James O’Keefe. Now look! The organization seems to be in free fall, even if they are trying to conceal the full extent of the debris! pic.twitter.com/Lmgyv5QOUD
— Dinesh D’Souza (@DineshDSouza) August 17, 2023
Laura Loomer is exactly right:
lol they did it to themselves when they attacked @JamesOKeefeIII and staged a coup against him, stealing the company that he created from underneath his nose.
What a shame. Especially in such a vital election year. I will always stand by my friend and mentor James O’Keefe. https://t.co/pahAd99xwX
— Laura Loomer (@LauraLoomer) August 17, 2023
Here are more details, from the Post Millenial:
A post from Project Veritas read “SOS Hannah Giles just fired us all.” And then it was gone. Only 18 people are left on staff.
Giles, who became notorious for starring in the ACORN video with founder and former CEO James O’Keefe, took over for O’Keefe after he was summarily pushed out by the board of directors. She took over as CEO only to destroy the company entirely.
“She came to all hands in April with her fat sidekick Ben Wetmore and all they did for 3 days was talk shit about James and relitigate all the terrible things he did to her/them 10-12 years ago. I knew right then her entire agenda was revenge,” a source said.
On-air talent Christian Hartsock, James Lalino were both laid off after Giles told staff that a restructuring would be underway. Kalen Eriksson, Jaime Phillips, Alyssa Dehen, were also fired. The terminations were done via a Zoom call with HR, with a few of those in the New York office. Giles did not make an appearance.
“She’s a lying sack of sh*t,” a source told The Post Millennial. “No one respected her anyway.”
Five people were let go on Monday, including the executive news producer Pam Browne. She was brought in by O’Keefe last year. Some of those who were fired were allegedly released in retaliation for their undercover work. Those who are left are primarily admin people, and about 20 people were fired Thursday.
The production team is gutted, and only a few undercover journalists remain to help with fundraising. After the blood bath, the team chats saw Giles mercilessly roasted.
“Since James quit,” a source told Post Millennial, “the donations dried up…the donations never resumed. The board were desperate to bring Hannah on board because they thought it would be cute but the problem is she’s a charlatan and a fraud. Everything she’s ever done has been a failure and she lied to everyone claiming she had all these donors she could bring in.”
“She came along in April,” a source said, “and to my knowledge she never brought in a penny.”