The allegationsAccording to the lawsuit, on Dec. 4, Feed The Children had eight directors including Jones. Jones and board chairman Dwight Powers put five new directors on the board in violation of Feed The Children’s bylaws, according to the lawsuit. Six directors who had been on the board for years then were sent dismissal letters Dec. 5 stating they had been released. Five of the released directors sued Jan. 30, saying they are "the true board” and their dismissals were improper. Critics of Feed The Children include the American Institute of Philanthropy. The watchdog group grades charities and has in the past given Feed The Children an F.
Feed The Children believes that the claims have no merit,” the statement concluded. The lawsuit is sealed from public view. The Oklahoman obtained a copy of the petition before it was made secret.
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