USA Today reports:
Milo Yiannopoulos is dropping his $10 million lawsuit against his former publisher. In papers filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, Yiannopoulos and Simon & Schuster asked that the case be dismissed “without costs or fees to either party.”
Last fall, a judge allowed the case to proceed after Simon & Schuster had asked that it be dismissed. But in January, Yiannopoulous’ legal counsel withdrew and the author announced that he would represent himself.
“We are pleased that Mr. Yiannopoulos’ lawsuit has been withdrawn, with prejudice, and with no payment,” Simon & Schuster said in a statement Tuesday. “We stand by our decision to terminate the publication of Mr. Yiannopoulos’ book.”
Milo Yiannopoulos used to have it all. A large Twitter following he could sic on unsuspecting SNL actors. The respect and adoration of Steve Bannon. A forthcoming book filled with all manner of owns on triggered libtards and SJWs.
Then came that video, in which the alt-right firebrand seemingly endorsed pedophilia, and it all came crashing down. He lost his job at Breitbart and became too toxic for even The Daily Caller. The book deal evaporated, with publisher Simon & Schuster abruptly terminating its agreement.
Simon & Schuster has long maintained that his book, subtly titled “Dangerous,” was simply unpublishable — a claim that was bolstered when excerpts leaked, along with scathing editor’s notes, thanks to the aforementioned lawsuit.