John Schnatter, founder of Papa John's Pizza and its former Chairman of the Board, has filed a lawsuit against his former company requesting they make public all documentation related to their response to his use of the N-word.
Schnatter has admitted he said the N-word on a conference call with a marketing firm back in May of this year. Schnatter claimed the firm asked if he was racist, and he used the N-word in describing how KFC's Colonel Sanders used to talk. Schnatter has since stated he also told the firm that he himself would never use that word. Schnatter wants the documents, "because of the unexplained and heavy-handed way in which the company has treated him since the publication of a story that falsely accused him of using a racial slur."
Currently, Schnatter is not looking for any financial reward from the lawsuit, just for Papa John's to disclose information about his removal.