Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against publishing house, Simon & Schuster for cancelling his book deal.
Fox News reports:
Outspoken former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against publishing house Simon & Schuster after it canceled his book deal.
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Yiannopoulos announced the lawsuit Friday in New York, just days after he self-published the Simon & Schuster-canceled memoir, “Dangerous.”
The controversial writer told Fox News that the timing of the lawsuit aligning so close to the release of his book is “largely coincidental” and that “any suggestion that this lawsuit is solely designed to drum up publicity is completely wrong!”
The lawsuit, which Yiannopoulos provided a copy of to Fox News, claims that Simon & Schuster “wrongfully, and in bad faith” canceled the author’s book deal and violated the contract following outrage from people who disagreed with Yiannopoulos’ views.
“When S&S told my agent they were dumping the book I was shocked,” Yiannopoulos told Fox News via email. “The termination letter said the manuscript was no good — but as recently as one day earlier, in calls, emails and texts, they’d told me how great it was! I knew there was more to it. I wasn’t in a position to fight them then, but I am now. They breached the contract, so they have to pay up.”