No-one wants to publish Milo Yiannopoulos’ book after child abuse row

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Gay internet troll Milo Yiannopoulos has claimed he is suing his former publisher for $10 million.

Yiannopoulos, a former columnist and semi-professional internet troll was hastily ditched as an alt-right figurehead earlier this year after damaging tapes emerged in which he discussed men who have sex with underage boys.

In just 24 hours the columnist was dropped from far-right news website Breitbart News, had his book deal axed by Simon & Schuster, and was removed from the line-up of the Republican CPAC conference.

His book ‘Dangerous’ had been set for release this year, but after the cancellation of the Simon & Schuster deal Yiannopoulos was apparently unable to find another mainstream publisher.
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He confirmed this week that he would be self-publishing his book, despite reportedly attempting to enter negotiations with several publishers over the past few months.

Lashing out at Simon & Schuster, Yiannopoulos said: “I am going to take not just all of their best authors but all of the best authors of all of the conservative imprints in this country and launch my own imprint called Dangerous Books.

“We are going to publish every mischievous, dissident, hellraising guy you have ever heard of.”

He added: “I’m suing Simon and Schuster for $10m to send a message that conservatives and libertarians will not take it lying down any more. (Unless they want to!)

“I am going to blow a hole in the publishing industry forever.”

The wannabe author continued: “Simon & Schuster. I am going to spend the next year making the name Simon & Schuster synonymous with censorship. I am going to spend the next year giving out as many free ‘F**k Simon & Schuster’ shirts as I can.

“We’re suing them… I am suing Simon & Schuster for $10 million dollars.”

However, the publisher seems to be unaware of any such action.

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