'Pimp' in ACORN videos a Jersey guy

September 17, 2009 4:57:59 AM PDT
The "pimp" portrayed in the hidden videos targeting ACORN grew up in New Jersey and once tried to get Lucky Charms banned from Rutgers University.

James O'Keefe III used a hidden camera to tape a Rutgers official in 2004 for his satire that the cereal was offensive to Irish Americans. O'Keefe was editor of a conservative magazine on campus.

The Bergen County native used the same undercover tactics to expose Planned Parenthood counselors who failed to follow the law when he was a law student at UCLA.

O'Keefe grew up in Westwood, where his parents still live.

O'Keefe tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he becomes something that he's reporting on in the videos.

In the ACORN videos, O'Keefe and a woman who portrays a prostitute seek advice about how to establish prostitution businesses.

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Information from: The Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com/starledger


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