Papa John's Founder John Schnatter is ready to fight the company for his recent release – and he has hired a lawyer who also represents disgraced filmmaker Harvey Weinstein.
Schnatter has hired Los Angeles litigation attorney Patricia Glaser to combat his removal from the board of the pizza chain because of using a racist defamation during a media education, the Louisville Courier Journal reports.
Schnatter and Glaser demand that the Papa John's board form a special committee (19659003) Glaser was hired by Weinstein to negotiate with the Weinstein Co. after the Hollywood studio ceased its employment due to allegations had ended sexual misconduct.
Glasers company Glaser Weil, has reportedly represented several other high-profile clients, including Guess clothing co-founder Paul Marciano and TV cooking star Paula Deen.
In his letter, Schnatter said it would be a mistake on his part to give up his chairmanship of the pizza empire he created, and he now asks why the board of his company did not investigate his use of a racial fraud before he ousted him , 19659008]