According to reports, after the departure of James O’Keefe as CEO, Project Veritas has appointed Hannah Giles to that position.
The charity most renowned for its covert investigations made the announcement of Giles’s hiring in a news release headlined “The Mission Continues,” praising her background as an investigative reporter and entrepreneur.
Giles tweeted that she was honored to lead the team at Project Veritas and that they were dedicated to creating stories that reveal the untrue narratives that persist in society.
Reports show the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) suffered from the bombshell undercover investigation that Giles and her predecessor, James O’Keefe, conducted against the organization in 2009.
Giles, posing as a prostitute, accompanied O’Keefe to numerous ACORN offices, where they filmed staff members aiding them with the filing of false tax returns and other documents necessary to operate a fictitious child prostitution company. The U.S. government defunded ACORN after the tape aired on television, and its dissolution followed.
In 2010, O’Keefe formed Project Veritas. Giles was called a “national treasure” by O’Keefe, the organization’s creator, in his best-selling book, “Breakthrough.”
This news comes months after Project Veritas’ founder and the organization had a bitter separation. In February, the nonprofit organization board accused O’Keefe of misbehaving by bullying his employees. In May, the organization claimed its founder breached his contract by leaving to create O’Keefe Media Group (OMG), a competitor.
A report reveals the board of directors of Project Veritas apparently did not anticipate the impending collapse of its operational business model when they ousted founder and CEO James O’Keefe.
In a stunning turn of events, Project Veritas has filed suit against the guy they dismissed, James O’Keefe, for starting O’Keefe Media Group, along with seeking a court injunction to prevent O’Keefe from making a livelihood.
The complaint claims that O’Keefe will continue to engage in the kind of “exposé” journalism and activist work for which he is recognized.
Many of Project Veritas’ funders and supporters have defected to join James O’Keefe at OMG, much to the dismay of Project Veritas’ leadership.