Milo Yiannopoulos Breaks Silence, Suing Simon & Schuster For $10 Million
Milo Yiannopoulos, the controversial conservative voice, made his first appearance since February on Friday night where he announced that he would be suing Simon & Schuster for $10 million. In the event called “Cinco De Milo,” which has male and female strippers, Kalashnikov guns and a huge yellow snake named “Jared,” the provocateur also said he would be starting his own publishing company and announced a new college tour.
Milo revealed that he would start his own publishing company called “Dangerous Books.” The first book to be published by the new company would be Milo’s autobiography “Dangerous.”
On February 20, Simon & Schuster canceled plans to publish Milo’s autobiography despite being the #1 seller on Amazon’s list of best-sellers after audio was revealed of Milo endorsing improper relationships with 13-year-olds.
In February, clips from 2015 and 2016 revealed that Yiannopoulos said that relationships between adults and 13-year-olds could be “perfectly consensual.” Later in the interview, Milo said, “I think the [age of consent] law is probably about right, that is probably roughly the right age … but there are certainly people who are capable of giving consent at a younger age, I certainly consider myself to be one of them.”
There was outrage over the audio which caused Milo to lose his book deal with Simon & Schuster, his speaking engagement at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), and his job as an editor at Breitbart. Milo has since apologized for the comments and said that in his relationships, where he was the younger person, he was mature enough to handle the situation.
Yiannoplous also announced that he was starting a new college tour called “Troll Academy.” Included in his upcoming tour is the University of California, Berkeley. That is the site where Antifa rioters set fire to the campus and violently forced the university to cancel the event by the outspoken Libertarian voice.
The conservative provocateur is planning to return to UC Berkeley, the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement, with a week-long event called “Free Speech Week.”
In light of recent controversies, I am planning a huge multi-day event called MILO’S FREE SPEECH WEEK in Berkeley later this year. We will hold talks and rallies and throw massive parties, all in the name of free expression and the First Amendment. All will be welcome, regardless of political affiliation.
Free speech has never been more under threat in America — especially at the supposed home of the free speech movement. I will bring activists, writers, artists, politicians, YouTubers, veterans and drag queens from across the ideological spectrum to lecture, march, and party.
MILO’S FREE SPEECH WEEK will include events on the UC Berkeley campus. We will stand united against the “progressive” Left. We will loudly reject the venomous hectoring and moral hypocrisy of social justice warriors. Free speech belongs to everyone — not just the spoilt brats of the academy.
If administrators at the University of Berkeley do not allow him to speak, Milo said he will extend the event to a month long extravaganza.