Milo Yiannopoulos‘ lawyers are no longer working with him for his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster, and in an interesting legal maneuver, he is now taking matters into his own hands.
News emerged over the weekend that the right-wing rabble-rouser was experiencing a “breakdown” in the attorney-client relationship between himself and lawyer Jeffrey Weingart. Yiannopoulos and Weingart have apparently run into “irreconcilable differences” and have stopped working together.
Milo Yiannopoulos’s attorney in the Simon and Schuster lawsuit want to withdraw, citing “irreconcilable differences” between him and Milo pic.twitter.com/RPk4TqbhXu
— Will Sommer (@willsommer) January 8, 2018
In response to this development, Yiannopoulos’ team has released a statement saying he will now represent himself in the ongoing legal dispute.
UPDATE: A representative for Milo Yiannopoulos confirms that he will now be representing himself in his lawsuit against Simon & Schuster pic.twitter.com/APGJ8opQMy
— Ellie Hall (@ellievhall) January 8, 2018
Yiannopoulos filed his suit against Simon & Schuster last year after the publishing agency announced they were canceling the release of his memoir, Dangerous. Yiannopoulos was facing major public pressure at the time due to the release of a video where he seemed to voice support for pedophilia. It was this scandal that cost Yiannopoulos his job with Breitbart and multiple speaking engagements.
Dangerous recently became a hot media topic again after Yiannopoulos’ lawsuit caused the editor’s notes for his book to be put on public record. The revelations about the book’s early draft were as embarrassing from Milo as they were entertaining for the rest of us.
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