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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 Kicks Founder Out of His Office
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.

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"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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