Papa John evicted from office at company's headquarters

Lloyd Doyle
July 17, 2018

And CNNMoney reports a special committee of board of directors made a decision to kick Schnatter out of their Louisville, Kentucky offices.

In a letter to the company's directors dated Saturday, he reportedly blamed the board's investigation into his use of the word.

The outspoken executive has been in hot water since last week when a transcript of an internal May conference call was leaked that revealed Schnatter had used the N-word. The board is now trying to kick him off entirely and, in response, Schnatter has now said it was a mistake for him to step down as chairman. "I agreed, though today I believe it was a mistake to do so", he said in a letter that was reviewed by the Journal. "They tried to extort us and we held firm and they took what I said and they ran to Forbes, and Forbes printed it".

The break with the company he founded is the latest in a series of setbacks for Schnatter after he admitted last week to using a racial slur during a business call.

A spokeswoman for Laundry Service has previously declined to comment on the Schnatter incident and did not immediately respond to a second inquiry on Tuesday. It was later on the call that Schnatter said he used the actual word when pressed whether or not he was a racist.

However, Schnatter still remains on the Papa John's (pzza) board.

John Schnatter is adding his resignation to his lists of regrets.

"News reports attributing the use of inappropriate and hurtful language to me during a media training session regarding race are true", Schnatter said Wednesday in a statement, CNBC reported.

"I don't condone racism in any way".

Since Papa John's founder John Schnatter resigned as chairman, in the wake of yet another racially tinged scandal, the company has been scrambling to scrub his face from its pizza boxes and other marketing material.

In a statement published Sunday, the company also requested that Schnatter "cease all media appearances, and not make any further statements to the media regarding the company, its business or employees".

The decision follows similar moves in recent days by the University of Louisville ― which said it will rename a stadium bearing the company's name ― and a variety of professional sports franchises, including teams in Major League Baseball.

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