Papa John Was Railroaded

John Schnatter, founder of Papa John’s, arrives at the American Music Awards in Los Angeles, November 20, 2011. (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)
Newly released audio and transcript files reveal a shameful story of corporate cancel culture run amok.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE I f you get asked in a corporate setting to “role play” or to have an honest conversation about “diversity” or racism, make sure you have your own recording or transcript. Or, better yet: Don’t play along. That is one lesson from the continuing saga of John Schnatter, the founder and “Papa John” of Papa John’s Pizza. Schnatter is still trying to rebuild his reputation after what increasingly looks like a vindictive smear campaign three years ago engineered by the ad agency hired by his own company. Only now, after a court order unsealing evidence in Schnatter’s lawsuit against the ad


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