The founder of a self-described guerrilla-style journalism foundation, Project Veritas, filed suit against Twitter in New York’s Supreme Court on Monday. James O’Keefe is alleging ‘false and defamatory’ statements made about him following Twitter’s ban of his account.
O’Keefe was permanently banned from Twitter on Thursday and accused of operating “fake accounts,” something he denies.
According to the Legal Complaint, available here on Project Veritas’ website, “Twitters’s false and defamatory claim was that it removed Mr. O’Keefe because he ‘operated fake accounts.'”
The ban came immediately after Project Veritas showcased undercover interviews with the Technical Director of CNN, timing that O’Keefe and his attorney have questioned.
In addition to his suit against Twitter, O’Keefe said he intends to also file a defamation suit against CNN.