NEW YORK, NY – James O’Keefe and Project Veritas have formally filed a lawsuit against Main Justice for publishing maliciously false statements in a recent article. Project Veritas first provided public documentation proving Main Justice’s reporting incorrect and gave the publication a chance to issue a correction. Main Justice refused to do so.
O’Keefe issued the following statement: “Attempting to “bug” phones in a Senator’s office is a serious crime and a grossly irresponsible thing to misreport, especially given that the court affidavit is widely available to the public. By using the precise word (“tamper”) the affidavit states did not occur, Main Justice unequivocally slandered not only me, but also Project Veritas. It is clear Main Justice deliberately distorted information, committing libel.
“It is ironic that Main Justice claims to be ‘bona fide journalists,’ given their lack of journalistic ethics. They claimed to seek comment from me, but refuse to provide any evidence of doing so.
“To commit such unethical behavior and libel, one has to stop and wonder what this publication’s agenda is and who is pushing it.”
In the article, Main Justice reported that James O’Keefe “bugged” Senator Landrieu’s office. After a correction was requested, the article was changed to report O’Keefe “tampered” with the phones instead of “bugged” them. This statement is knowingly false and deceptive given that Main Justice was provided an affidavit from the Eastern Louisiana District court, specifically stating there was no attempt to “tamper” or commit any other felony on that day.
A copy of the public affidavit can be found here.