Charles Morgan

If you've been following the news of Charles Morgan's dismissal from the Morgan Motor Company his grandfather founded over a century ago, and wondered why the family-owned company was letting him go, here's the answer.

According to Autocar, the cause for dismissal comes down to four counts of misconduct. The company alleges that Charles (1) falsely represented himself as chairman of the company after having been bumped down to strategy director, (2) supported the Oak Racing team and its Nissan-powered, Morgan-branded LMP2 effort without board approval, (3) divulged information of an impending revised Morgan 3 Wheeler to a group of owners, and (4) accepted payments for talks on his experience in Afghanistan and Iran without board approval.

The vote to dismiss Charles on these grounds was reportedly made by the board of Morgan Technologies, which consists of his sister, brother-in-law, two nephews and one niece as well as the company's managing director, finance director and the family lawyer. For his part, Charles refutes the accusations and intends to appeal the dismissal in court this Friday. If you care to support Charles Morgan in his fight to regain control of his family's company, you can sign the online petition here.