Milo Dumped By Own Lawyers In Suit Against Publisher

Buzzfeed News reports:

Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will be representing himself in his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster, a spokesperson confirmed to BuzzFeed News.

Yiannopoulos filed suit for breach of contract action against the book publisher in July after the cancellation of his book, Dangerous. He claimed Simon & Schuster violated the terms of their deal to publish his book following public outrage and negative publicity.

On Friday, attorney Jeffrey P. Weingart of Meister Seelig & Fein filed an emergency motion with New York County Court requesting a withdraw as counsel, citing “a breakdown in the relationship” that made “continued and effective representation of [Yiannopoulos] impossible.”

Talking Points Memo reports:

In a statement provided to TPM, Yiannopoulos blamed Simon & Schuster’s discovery tactics for the rupture with his lawyers, claiming the publisher tried to shield documents pertinent to his case form him and from the public.

“I will now be representing myself pro se, so I can directly see the material” Yiannopoulos said in the statement. “I look forward to revealing Simon & Schuster’s perfidy in court.”

In late December, Simon & Schuster filed court documents that included the draft of the manuscript turned in by Yiannopoulos, marked up with scathing notes from editor Mitchell Ivers. The documents were offered to explain why the publisher backed out of the project.

  • bkmn
    • Lars Littlefield

      Hmmmm . . . I think I ran into that man, and the mustachioed gent behind him, in the mens room near gate 28 in Grand Central Terminal the spring of 1946. Yup. I’m pretty sure he’s the guy we DP’d with the mens room attendant. ;P

      • safari

        You really must write more often.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Etiquette crisis: Does one tip the attendant after that?

        • safari

          Sounds like he got more than just a tip.

          • Lars Littlefield

            When diverting a man from his other wise regular duties, a gratuity is always considered good manners.

          • Uncle Mark

            Wow…Miss Manners has an answer for EVERY situation.

      • Karl Dubhe 2

        ? DP’d?

        OOOOOOOoohhhhhhhh. nevermind…

        • Uncle Mark

          I had to Google that one, myself

          • Lumpy Gaga

            The look in that GIF guy’s face told me all I needed to know.

          • zhera

            Wha? What the hell kinda failing homosexual buccaneer are you?!?

          • Uncle Mark

            “Homosexual buccaneer ?!!” OOOOOOOO…aren’t you fancy? Some of us simple folk prefer the humble “Butt Pirate” reference, thank you very much. 😉

          • BobSF_94117

            I think today’s DP isn’t the same thing as yesterday’s DP.

      • Bad Tom

        DPing is impressive in a men’s room.
        ——-
        Is there security cam footage? Asking for a friend.

        • Harley

          Only if Bieber was there.

  • JWC

    the page has so turned on this useless lump of shit

    • bkmn

      Now can we slam this book shut forever?

      • JWC

        PHuuulllleeeeze

      • Judas Peckerwood

        And ordinarily I’m not down for book burning, but…

      • JWC

        don’gt even put it back on the shelf..its destined for the trash

    • clay

      When the Philly Gay News requested written interviews from the Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump campaigns, Hillary offered to write an original editorial. Bannon/Trump offered pre-recorded bullshit from Milo.

    • HZ81

      Seriously, let obscurity swallow him like Milo swallows ____ and ___ and ____ on the farm with Donald ____ and dead ____ Breitbart.

  • another_steve

    Mix drugs and bad hair dye and you get him.

    • perversatile

      “The heady stench of aggressive irrelevancy”

  • BlackGayVeganAtheist
  • Jamie_Johnson

    You see, that’s not how discovery works. When one side withholds documents, the other goes to the judge, explains why they are necessary to prove or disprove either side’s case, and the judge usually compels the withholding side to release to the other side, and tells both sides they can then argue whether or not the evidence is admissible. In other words, Milo is lying. Shocking, I know.

    • Publius

      Quite so. This has nothing to do with Simon & Schuster’s discovery tactics, and everything to do with Milo’s unwillingness to cooperate with his own counsel. Anyone familiar with the discovery process knows that you’re dealing with a nightmare client anytime they refuse to produce the appropriate documents for discovery.

      Clients like Milo are too afraid of what the documents might expose, but are ignorant of the fact that attorneys will do what they can — within reason — to thoughtfully produce documents that are not damaging, and will even go as far as to move a court for a protective order relating to certain kinds of documents. Milo was uncooperative with his own attorneys. Good riddance.

  • GanymedeRenard

    “…Simon & Schuster’s perfidy…”

    So says a pompous cretin who worked for a perfidious alt-right Nazi website.

    (Sorry for repeating what I said on another thread, but it bears repeating. Stupid quisling).

    • another_steve

      “Perfidy” is a regrettably underused word.

      Thanks to my fellow JMG commenters, I was recently reintroduced to the word “skank.”

      I use it now whenever applicable.

      • safari

        I was introduced to a word once that is worse than c*nt when you shout it at a woman. It haunts me.

        • Karl Dubhe 2

          “wife”?

          (kidding, please don’t say what it was.)

        • another_steve

          In Yiddish we have ‘female-insulting’ words that are so unacceptable that even a skank like me won’t repeat them here.

        • Reality.Bites

          Melania?

          • George Clarendon

            In my wife’s native Ilocano language, the worst insult translates as “Your mother’s c-nt.”

          • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

            The only Korean I know is something about your mother’s bald junk. Guaranteed to get you killed outside of a bar in Seoul…

          • George Clarendon

            My wife’s language has a lot of doubled consonants and syllables like ung, ing, ang, ong, etc. Listening to her speak it is like listening to semi-organized baby talk.

      • popebuck1

        I kinda prefer “infamy,” as used by Julius Caesar in “Carry On Cleo”:

        “Infamy! Infamy! They’ve all got it in for me!”

      • perversatile

        One doesn’t see “slattern” used often enough these days either.

        • another_steve

          True.

          If you google, you’ll find the most common example of its usage as follows:

          “Melania Trump, despite her pretense, is a slattern.”

        • trouble94114

          strumpet and trollop are both favorites of mine.

          • perversatile

            Don’t forget the 😏Hurdy-Gurdy girls

        • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

          …or “pismire.” I so loved that in middle school!

      • GanymedeRenard

        This is what I like about this blog. One either remembers or learns something new everyday thanks to an awesome fellowsip of commenters. 🙂

  • bkmn

    Family Values, GOP version 5,638,163,718

    https://twitter.com/AP/status/950486097225756672

    • so sad…

    • safari

      Hoover denied sexual harassment, but said he sent inappropriate but
      consensual text messages to a woman who once worked for the House
      Republican Caucus.

      As one does.

      • Tread

        “Consent” usually implies the other party was willing. Sure doesn’t sound like it to me.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Should we send a card?

      • bkmn

        Thoughts and prayers are enough

      • Bambino

        Will wait until my local grocers have tots and pears for sales.

      • Reality.Bites

        Not till you get off your lazy ass and start buying in bulk. At $3.00 a card JMG will go broke!

    • Ninja0980

      But not his seat.
      I’ll also bet that he’ll get reelected too after saying Jeebus forgave him and therefore everything he did is a-okay.

    • tim870

      Part of the enrollment process for going into politics should now include the question “When did you last commit sexual assault?”

    • Luddite

      I followed some links to this fracas. Let me tell you that Jeff Hoover, the republican douche speaker of the house is quite fetching. If you like brown stained teeth and looks remarkably looks like Roy Moore i.e. ugly as shit. This man is totally unfuckable and I don’t believe the sexting was consensual at all.

      • Todd20036

        Sounds more like desperate.

    • Sporkfighter
  • clay

    “Yiannopoulos … [claimed] the publisher tried to shield documents pertinent to his case [from] him and from the public.”

    So, is Milo attempting to taint the jury, dox/intimidate witnesses, or violate a gag order?

    • Karl Dubhe 2

      I’ll bet on a ‘yes’. 🙂

    • Reality.Bites

      I think it’s more likely his lawyers realized they not only have no chance of winning, but even less chance of getting paid.

    • Barry William Teske

      Lol…gag order.

  • safari

    Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos will be representing himself

    .
    I hope it is televized.

  • Tawreos

    14:56 14:57 14:58…

    • Tread

      More like 0:09, 0:08, 0:07…

    • another_steve

      Boy’s a master of the 15-minute rule.

      He’ll soon create another “scandal” that will get him another 15 minutes.

      • safari

        What’s left? Claiming he slept with Sarah?

        • Reality.Bites

          Huckabee or Palin?

          (Afraid of your answer either way)

          • safari

            I was thinking Hucakbee, though you are making me reconsider my optinos.

          • I think he would prefer Palin, after all she has a bigger dick than he does.

          • Uncle Mark

            And the only fun any man could have with Sarah Huckabeast would be cow-tipping

          • Reality.Bites

            Obviously you’ve never been to the ice planet Hoth.

          • safari

            *snap*

          • safari

            You make a good point.

        • another_steve

          Or Donald Trump Jr.

  • Lazycrockett
  • Judas Peckerwood

    “Alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos”

    Shouldn’t that be “Ernst Rohm-wannabe Milo Yiannopoulos”

  • bkmn

    Milo signed a book contract, delivered a complete piece of shit manuscript so S&S dropped his book. How does that put S&S at fault?

    • clay

      but, but, S & S only gave him $85,ooo!

      • bkmn

        And now that the Mercers aren’t funding him he really needs the cash

    • Reality.Bites

      Well they dropped it when he endorsed pedophilia.

  • Stubenville

    “a person who represents himself in court has a fool for a client”

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/cf13b704b93f6db26c195607ba2a4044568d3c5843f083ad8e9f0edbccf646a0.jpg

    • Sporkfighter

      Milo was a fool before he was his client.

      • Bad Tom

        I bet Milo’s knowledge of the law will SHINE.

    • TCinBerkeley

      His hair looks better here.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Dayglo

      Oh my God, Larry Wilmore. There’s another smart person who’s more politically savvy than Oprah. I’m begging you, Oprah, we know you have a messianic complex but do not fuck up the 2020 elections. I never thought I’d have to worry about Oprah!

      • Lars Littlefield

        I miss Wilmore’s show on Comedy Central.

        • Lazycrockett

          It was really just starting to find its feet when they cancelled it. Jesus TDS floundered for years before Stewart.

  • greenmanTN

    You know who else represented themselves in court because they couldn’t get along with their lawyers? Ted Bundy. Just sayin’…

  • TuuxKabin

    Gee, that’s too bad.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    I’ve never understood why he is even a thing.

    • safari

      He was the token gay male who spoke against the womens on rightwing sites.

      • Lumpy Gaga

        That Gravy Train don’t stop here anymore.

      • Bambino

        A bad British import with no return or refund allow.

        • Reality.Bites

          They figured after Simon Cowell and Piers Morgan the Yanks would take just anyone!

          • Dazzer

            The correct pronunciation of his name is Piers Moron.

          • Bluto

            In defense of Her Majesty & the Realm, John Oliver.

      • vorpal

        He rallied those idiot Men’s Rights Activists* in GamerGate and against Anita Sarkeesian too, didn’t he?

        * I hear membership requirements comprise telling at least eight women that you hope they get raped and murdered while insisting that you’re the victim.

        • Reality.Bites

          I know he was involved in GamerGate but don’t know his exact role.

          • vorpal

            Attention whore.

        • jerry

          Don’t forget his doxxing Leslie Jones, because all the Men’s Rights Activists were upset with the female cast in the Ghostbusters remake.

    • GanymedeRenard

      He’s friends with Ann Coulter – or so he likes to think.

  • Bambino
  • Lazycrockett
    • Mike_in_the_Tundra

      I guess I can stop writing those emails now. In my opinion, he’s in a very gerrymandered district.

    • coram nobis

      One down in CA, 13 to go!

  • vorpal

    “continued and effective representation of [Yiannopoulos] impossible.”
    Do I sense an epitaph?

    I guess Daddy Trump came through and Milo got tired of winning.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d479eba33d28343cb640ed93d5ab9db44abc037e79b23df23be2844965aadf0b.jpg

    • safari

      There’s a lot of air brushing going on there. too much for that hair.

      • greenmanTN

        LOT of airbrushing!

        • Lumpy Gaga

          So much airbrushing.

          • vorpal

            Y’all are just being provocateurs now.

          • Lumpy Gaga

            Check out vorpal Gorka.

          • vorpal

            I know it’s overused, but…
            I did nazi that coming.
            =goes to sulk in the corner and have a Xanax-tini=

      • greenmanTN

        She thinks she’s Naomi Campbell!

        • Dazzer

          Not tall enough.

      • vorpal

        And yet, oddly, simultaneously not enough air brushing.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        But hair is one of the truly fun things to do when airbrushing!

      • Stubenville
    • bkmn

      Can we just send him back to the UK and lock the door?

      • Uncle Mark

        He can be May’s new besty or beastie

      • Lumpy Gaga

        Yiexit.

  • greenmanTN

    I honestly don’t get the Yappaflapagus thing. Provacateur? Idiot? Rolling the dice for gang-rape by neo-Nazis?

    • safari

      Attention whore

      • Bambino

        Back in the days one would need to stay in an alley for hours.These days you just need a social media account and a blog.

        • safari

          Sadly, those days are gone.

        • Reality.Bites

          Not if you did a headstand in a kilt.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      “Come on, snake eyes. baby needs a new donut hole.”

  • bkmn

    And the GOP gives another handout to big oil by letting a tax that financed spill recovery expire.

    http://www.msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-show/big-oil-can-count-its-allies-trumps-washington

    • Cuberly Deux

      Of course he does….(ugh)

    • Lumpy Gaga

      That 9 cents a barrel was anti-business.

  • margaretpoa

    Well, now we know he has a moron for a lawyer.

    • OdieDenCO

      and client. it’s a matched set

      • Reality.Bites

        And if a lawyer has sex with a client they get disbarred and can’t practice anymore.

        No more for you, Milo

  • Dayglo

    His gimmick is that he’s gay but he shares the same narrow minded, hateful philosophy as any Alabama redneck. No book deal for you.

  • Cuberly Deux

    Any legal eagle types out there that can maybe give me a little info on a hunch?

    What high powered publishing house wouldn’t have some boiler-plate clause in a contract with an author that provides an escape route should the author do a major screwup or become toxic, like Milo.

    I’ve worked around Corporate types for a long time and I’ve never seen an instance where they haven’t created a contingency that favors the company over all other considerations.

    • Lumpy Gaga

      No reason to flush the company down the toilet like Milo’s day shift.

    • Reality.Bites

      I know nothing about publishing and publishing law, but my guess is that books get cancelled by publishers all the time, usually for pretty mundane reasons to do with marketing (looks like teen zombies are out this fall). And that the contracts generally provide for the rights reverting to the author who gets to keep the advance.

      • Cuberly Deux

        Agreed. I can only see his lawyers maybe pushing for some sort of settlement or something. Recovering costs accrued perhaps? Yeah he had an advance but still.

        • JAKvirginia

          OR….S&S can publish. 12 copies. Sent to one store. If there are no terms in the contract for print run, they have fulfilled the contract. Go away, Milo.

          • kareemachan

            Publishing is fun.

      • dagobarbz, fine Italian shoes

        Wait…TEEN ZOMBIES ARE OUT?
        Well, nuts! Back to the drawing board!

    • George Clarendon

      I know a little bit about publishing, and it’s very common for book contracts to have “moral” clauses so they can cut an author loose if they turn out to be a Nazi or a plagiarist or another sort of fraud. When he turned radioactive after his remarks about pedophelia became public, they cancelled his contract and asked for whatever advance he received back.

    • JAKvirginia

      Think of the advance like an engagement ring — a promise of a future union. If the “bride” backs out, she returns the ring. If the “groom” backs out, tough luck, she can keep it. (Or as Joan Rivers once joked, “Give back the ring, but keep the stone!”)

      S&S cancelled the contract, so Milo keeps the advance (unless other contract provisions come into play). I think S&S released the mark-up of the “manuscript” so other publishers could see how bad it was and not offer Milo a safe landing for publishing. Smart move.

  • liondon#iamnotatraitor

    They ran out of crayons.

    • coram nobis

      No payola, no Crayola.

  • matrem

    Looks like Milo will be going back to hooking sooner rather than later. At least it’s an honest job.

    • Friday’s_cat

      Milo and Bannon can have a pity party in some rot gut dive.

    • 2guysnamedjoe

      Not the way he does it, I’m sure.

    • Reality.Bites

      If someone is into paying for sex with bleached-blond twinks they probably prefer them under 33.

    • JAKvirginia

      People paid him for sex?!!! Ugh. The world has truly lost it.

  • Sam_Handwich

    this is his last chance to make a dime, and he knows it

  • Reality.Bites

    You know the thing about self-publishing is that you get to keep more of the cover price than if you’re published by someone else.

    So if his book is the runaway bestseller he insisted it was, there’d hardly be a reason to even bother suing Simon and Schuster.

    • Bj Lincoln

      True but Simon and Schuster are well known and no one can even pronounce Yiannopoulos.

  • coram nobis

    From bad prose to pro se.

    THE COURT: So, counsel, why do you request to be excused as Plaintiff’s counsel?
    COUNSEL: Irreconciliable differences, Your Honor.
    PLAINTIFF: The bitch slapped me, he means, Your Honor.
    COUNSEL: Put an estoppel in it, twinky.
    PLAINTIFF: Cross-examine this, Mary!
    THE COURT: Let the record show that Plaintiff made an obscene gesture.
    COUNSEL: So, Your Honor, do I get off?
    THE COURT: If you re-phrase that.

  • Slippy_World
  • Ninja0980

    He’s going to represent himself now.
    This should be barrels of fun.

    • Reality.Bites

      Not for the judge who has to preside over the circus, or the jury members (and potential jury members) who he’ll be questioning or whatever they call it during jury selection.

      • Bj Lincoln

        Funny thing is I know the word and how to pronounce it but not one clue how to spell the damn thing. Starts with a V and sounds French. LOL
        Sorry.

      • greenmanTN

        Voir dire (questioning potential jurors) will be extra dire.

        • Bj Lincoln

          Thank you.

          • greenmanTN

            Too many legal thrillers…

  • safari

    O/T: What’s a good movie to fold laundry to? I have a lot.

    • Lumpy Gaga
    • Reality.Bites

      My Beautiful Laundrette leapt to mind, but I’ve not seen it in 35 years or so/

    • OdieDenCO

      one where the actors throw their clothes off in all directions before jumping in to bed. you’ll feel you’re helping

      • Reality.Bites

        I find that if you leave your laundry unfolded in the basket long enough eventually its turn to be worn will come back and you got away without folding it.

    • Bj Lincoln

      I like musicals so I can dance a little. I wish we had a choice at the Laundromat.

    • Lars Littlefield

      It’s A Hard Knock Life.

    • kareemachan

      For some mindless tasks, I like a couple different things: rom-coms cuz they are fairly predictable and happy endingesque. Anime series cuz my kid got me hooked on them years ago (last one I watched while doing MAJOR housecleaning because it’s so frenetic is The Get-Backers). Or I’ll continue watching some series like Downton Abbey or Sherlock or Leverage (I have a serious crush on this show).

  • Ninja0980

    https://twitter.com/SeanSublette/status/950425907243683840
    But remember, it’s been really cold the past two weeks in parts of the Northeast and South so climate change is a myth.
    Never mind the fact the cold weather we got is also NOT normal.

    • Sam_Handwich

      AL GORE IS FAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • GanymedeRenard

        LMAOL!

      • pch1013

        And he lives in a BIG HOUSE with AIR-CONDITIONING and is driven around in CARS!

    • DoctorDJ

      CHINESE HOAX(TM)!!!

  • netxtown

    I’m a bitchy little queen
    That’s what I am
    All the world’s my subjects
    And they don’t understand

    I’m a nasty little queen
    Doing what i can
    Writing books of no value
    Doubt I could be a man

    When all the world is falling down
    into the sea and on the ground
    A prissy voice will carry on the wind

    It squeals like me in useless prose
    it matters not what boa I chose
    For i am just a queen of fabulouse spin

    I’m a bitchy little queen
    That’s what I am
    All the world’s my subjects
    and They don’t understand.
    that we’re going

    to keep loathing,

    wait and see.

    (set to Moody Blues: Melancholy Man)

    • coram nobis

      With a rolly-polly, up ’em and stuff ’em,
      Hi-ho! said Yappy the Puppy.

      • Lars Littlefield

        The breadth and depth of your knowledge about classic literature never ceases to impress me.

    • Todd20036

      Ok. We get it. You’re a bitch.

      You’re a tease.

      But… are you a goddess on your knees????

      • netxtown

        Now Todd – you know danged well the “I” is Milley. Drag Queen wannabe? – maybe. Goddess? Not a chance,

  • Bernie Keefe

    ‘Perfidy’? Who does he think he is Dickens?

    • coram nobis

      Forever Amber comes to mind, for some reason.

      • Dazzer

        Or Forever Under as it was referred to at the time.

    • HandsomeMrToad
    • olandp

      Well, he does have that pseudo-British accent, so he is really really smart.

    • Barry William Teske

      I repeat…Milo Perfidy Yiannopoulos

  • Tomcat

    Why in the world is insanity taking over our country?

  • justme

    How the mighty (in his mind) have fallen….

  • HandsomeMrToad
  • Bj Lincoln

    I had to look “Perfidy” up but I think it pertains to his personality rather than the publishing company. “perfidy: the quality or state of being faithless or disloyal : treachery; an act or an instance of disloyalty”. “deceitfulness; untrustworthiness.
    synonyms: treachery, duplicity, deceit, deceitfulness, disloyalty”

    • Uncle Mark

      I totally want to see Twitler screw up the pronunciation/use/spelling of that word, when each of his partners-in-crime flip for Mueller

    • Barry William Teske

      Milo Perfidy Yiannopoulos

  • Ian

    You know what they say: Representing yourself, you’ve got a fool for a client.

  • JoeMyGod

    FYI: For those that have seen ads for white supremacist Gavin McInnes or Phil Robertson’s new show, we’ve blocked those campaigns but it takes a while for the blocks to propagate. Whatever that means. When you blog about far-right extremists, the algorithms think you want to see their ads. We swat them down as quickly as we can, but often the ads are served regionally and I don’t always see them myself.

    • Lars Littlefield

      Good to know.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Thanks for the info. Interesting how it all works.

    • Dazzer

      Thanks Joe

    • Most of us know how those ads work. Also, I think it’s funny when Ann Coulter’s publisher is paying you while you trash her. I do realize why others would be offended, though.

    • Garth

      If those ads were to stay on the page and an army of flying monkeys were to click on the, would that deplete their ad spend, or would it also improve their web ranking?

    • gothambear

      Thank you – is anyone else getting the pop-up ads/notices that take over your Mac and saying your computer has been infected by harmful virus? It’s happened twice – once while reading JMG and once on Deadline.

      • Bad Tom

        Compromised ad servers. Just happened now to me on Win 10 on this very page.

        Joe, I hope you are working on this. It’s not fun being attacked looking at JMG.

      • cokey

        Yes, a few days ago, right here on Joe. I quit. No problem.

  • FAEN

    You’re a sick POS Milo on several levels.

  • pch1013

    14:59.99999999

  • olandp

    A defendant who represents himself has a fool for a client.

    • Bj Lincoln

      Nailed it.

    • Alexander Stallwitz

      Thinking the exact same thing.

  • olandp

    I’ll bet that Simon and Schuster ask for their advance back, plus attorney’s fees, when all this goes down.

  • Dreaming Vertebrate
  • coram nobis
  • Jean-Marc in Canada

    Well now, this could be…scratch that….WILL BE entertaining.

  • Stogiebear

    “First, I was stupid enough to get my hair frosted to look like skunkskin; now, this representing myself in court. Who could possibly foresee anything going amiss?”

  • Gayer Than Thou

    Everything about Milo triggers all my internalized homophobia.

  • Oscarlating Wildely
    • coram nobis

      The “It” girl?

      • George Clarendon

        Milowise?

        • coram nobis

          “It” as in, the Stephen King clown?

        • Roy

          You are such a ducking idiot. How’s Taco Zsmell?

          • George Clarendon

            Dennis is a Drunky drunk
            Becky’s mouth is full of sp*nk.

  • I don’t know what specifically was in his contract, but I can’t imagine any major publisher agreeing to publish a book that hasn’t been completed yet. They might be obligated to buy him out, but they can’t possible be obligated to publish something they decide isn’t going to sell or will cause them embarrassment.

    And I’m not surprised. Can you imagine trying to reason with that little shit? (Although I wonder if it’s not just a matter of them knowing they won’t ever get paid.)

    • kareemachan

      That’s what the contract is for. You either are an author they know or know of, or you (or your agent) talks a good story and they decide to take a chance on you, thus the contract. Usually, you get an advance and a time frame for the finished project. This is really business as usual. And the contract has stipulations in it for just this kind of occurrence where they can back out, be the issue be shitty writing or moral issues.S&S didn’t get where they are by not covering their ass.

      • George Clarendon

        Yeah, they have in-house lawyers or an outside firm on retainer to write the contracts as they are needed. They can’t take a chance that after publishing “Aunt June’s Natural Cure” they discover the author was involved in a Ponzi scheme or has a husband who mysteriously disappeared three years ago.

  • pj

    when are you going to tell us all about your husband milo? youve been silent about your wedded bliss. is he a nazi too?

  • hdtex
  • Mike
  • JT

    LO-fucking-L.

  • Mike
  • Tor

    Another very stable genius.

  • RainbowPhoenix

    You know what they say about “lawyers” who represent themselves.

    • Treant

      They have a foolish, needy party bottom for a client?

      • George Clarendon

        Richard Simmons told him to tone it down. He makes Liberace seem like John Wayne by comparison.

  • Sporkfighter

    His book would have been better titled “Petulant”.

  • Barry William Teske

    Lol.
    LIke Milo has any idea of the responsibility of self.

  • Tom Furgas

    After reading part of the annotated manuscript of Mr. Yiannopoulos’ book I have to imagine that the editor who signed him up is going to be cleaning out his desk soon, if he hasn’t already. “Delete entire chapter” must be a first in book-publishing history.

  • Jack

    He’s young. He has a lot of suffering ahead of him. Lots of time to learn that “representing myself pro se” is redundant.

  • Texndoc

    There’s a scene in AbFab where Emma “Baby” Bunton turns her career over to PR disaster Edina Monsoon and Bubble says to Emma “I HOPE you haven’t spent your Spice millions!” Same with Milo. He’s spent that money from the Mercers on frivolity, he’s now living off the scraps of what was given to him. His lawyers, the Mercers, say “Buh bye”. I saw he has a home studio and is promoting a “radio show” only heard on his web page – you can listen. For $49.99.

  • i can never understand why anyone pays attention to people like this. why is he ‘famous,’ why? he is a youngish moron with no new ideas and few skills of articulation. meh, i guess he’s just another example of how wingnut welfare works.