Polarizing media personality and writer Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against the New York-based publishing house Simon & Schuster over a canceled book deal, the AP reports.
“Yiannopoulos resigned from the conservative website Breitbart News this year after comments he made about sexual relationships between boys and men,” the AP reports. “In video clips, he appeared to defend sexual relationships between men and boys as young as 13. He had planned a memoir titled ‘Dangerous’ and had a deal with Simon & Schuster to publish it, but the company dumped the book after the comments surfaced.”
Yiannopoulos alleges in the lawsuit that the publisher breached its contract and caved in to “false and misleading reports.”
Simon & Schuster dismissed the suit as a publicity stunt, releasing a statement saying: “Simon & Schuster will vigorously defend itself against any such action, and fully expects to prevail in court.”