Milo Yiannopoulos sues former publisher for $10m

Rightwing provocateur seeks damages from Simon & Schuster after it dropped memoir Dangerous over contentious remarks – but imprint says suit is ‘without merit’A $10m (£7.7m) lawsuit announced by far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos has been dismissed by his former publisher as “publicity-driven and entirely without merit”. The rightwinger chose to self-publish his memoir Dangerous after being publicly dumped by Simon & Schuster in February after a video clip in which he appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13.Yiannopoulos announced the legal action at a protest outside S&S’s New York head office on Friday. In the complaint, filed in the New York supreme court the same day, the former Breitbart editor claims breach of contract, saying that Dangerous, published on 4 July, would have sold more copies if it had been supported by the publishing giant, which dropped out despite paying a reported $250,000 advance. Continue reading... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

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