Conservative activist James O’Keefe has been hit with a $1 million federal lawsuit over his organization’s video operation against Democrats before the 2016 election.
The suit was filed Thursday in a U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C. Robert Creamer, who was one of the individuals recorded in the video sting, and a firm known as Democracy Partners accuse O’Keefe and others of plotting to break D.C. laws against the secret recording of private conversations.
Project Veritas, O’Keefe’s nonprofit, released secretly recorded videos suggesting Democrats were involved in inciting violence at Trump rallies in October.
Creamer and Scott Foval, who was also seen in the video sting, left their jobs due to the undercover videos.
The lawsuit claims O’Keefe had arranged for an associate to obtain an internship at Democracy Partners under a false identity.
O’Keefe released a statement Thursday saying he and his organization were “on the right side of the law.”
“We will not be intimidated. We will not be silenced. We will find out who is funding this lawsuit. We will never stop exposing the truth. We will not back down,” he said.