Filmmaker Pays $100K To Settle ACORN Privacy Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 7, 2013, 10:35 PM EST) -- Conservative filmmaker James O'Keefe III on Thursday settled a privacy suit in California federal court for $100,000 and a pledge to apologize to a former employee of community activist group ACORN, who was fired after being secretly videotaped and featured in one of O’Keefe’s 2009 “sting” videos.

The selectively edited videos, which showed Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now employees appearing to provide financial advice to O'Keefe, were distributed widely, causing significant negative publicity for the advocacy organization. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to...
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Case Information

Case Title

Vera v. O'Keefe III et al

Case Number



California Southern

Nature of Suit

Other Statutory Actions


M. James Lorenz

Date Filed

July 8, 2010

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