It was fun while it lasted.
Alt-right loudmouth Milo Yiannopoulos has decided to drop his $10 million lawsuit against his former publisher Simon & Schuster. He filed papers in New York State Supreme Court on Tuesday asking that the lawsuit be dismissed without any costs incurred by either party. Yiannopoulos sued the publisher last year after it canceled the release of his eventually self-published memoir, Dangerous, when a video surfaced of him condoning pedophilia. Simon & Schuster had previously asked for the lawsuit to be dismissed but a judge allowed the case to proceed, leading to the publication of some rather colorful comments from Yiannopoulos’s editor. In January, Yiannopoulos’s legal team quit, which then led to him trying and immediately failing to represent himself in court.
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