Former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a lawsuit against a major publishing house for canceling his book deal and is seeking $10 million in damages, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The right-wing writer announced the lawsuit Friday in New York, and claims that the publishing house “wrongfully, and in bad faith” canceled his book deal.
The author also claims in the lawsuit that Simon & Schuster violated their contract when they decided to cancel the deal following strong protests from people who did not like Yiannopoulos’ views.
The publisher canceled deal in February after an audio recording emerged that appears to show Yiannopoulos is condoning sex between boys and men.
The public outrage that followed forced Yiannopoulos to leave Breitbart News. He has insisted that he condone pedophilia, a stance that reiterates in his new book.
Despite Simon & Schuster’s cancellation of his memoir, Dangerous, that didn’t stop Yiannopoulos to publish the book himself. It became Amazon’s third top-seller by Friday afternoon.