Papa John's Kicks Founder Out of His Office

Fallout over John Schnatter's use of n-word continues
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2018 12:00 PM CDT
Papa John's founder John Schnatter.   (Photo by Jack Dempsey/Invision for Papa John's/AP Images)

(Newser) – One more punishment for Papa John's founder John Schnatter over his use of the n-word: He just got the boot from his office at company headquarters in Kentucky, reports CNBC. Schnatter had previously resigned as chairman of the board—though he remains on the board in a lesser capacity and is still a large stakeholder—and been stripped of his role as the company's spokesman in advertising. As a result, a newly formed special panel made up of board members decided that Schnatter no longer needed the office space, reports CBS News.

"Since Mr. Schnatter no longer has an active role with the management of company’s business, the special committee also approved and directed the company to terminate a sublease agreement granting Mr. Schnatter the right to use certain office space" at the Louisville headquarters, according to a company statement. (Schnatter won't be seen on posters, either.)

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