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'

[ The Guardian | 2017-07-10 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Milo Yiannopoulos drops his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster

Right wing troll Milo Yiannopoulos has officially dropped his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster. Last July, he announced he was suing the book publisher for wrongfully terminating a contract for his book, Dangerous, after Yiannopoulos made comments that seemed to defend pedophilia. The suit... Continue reading at Fast Company

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‘So my $15m book deal got cancelled because a few snowflakes were upset over something I said about children. Well, diddums’This is the book people said couldn’t be published because I was so dangerous. Well, you don’t get to silence The World’s Most Dangerous Faggot that easily. Have I said... Continue reading at The Guardian

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Can Milo Yiannopoulos Win His Lawsuit Against S&S?

The 'Dangerous' author has filed a $10 million lawsuit against his former publisher, Simon & Schuster. Is it a publicity stunt? Or can he prevail? Continue reading at Publishers Weekly

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Milo Yiannopoulos labels low sales figures of Dangerous memoir 'fake news'

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S&S 'expects to prevail' against $10m Yiannopoulos lawsuit

Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has served his former publisher Simon & Schuster US with a $10m lawsuit, days after his self-published memoir was released. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Milo Yiannopoulos Strikes Back

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