Paying for Milo

Milo Yiannopoulos is having money problems.

The far right activist Milo Yiannopoulos was more than $2m in debt during 2018, according to a collection of documents assembled by his former Australian tour promoters and seen by Guardian Australia. Creditors listed in the documents include employees of his company, a wedding venue and his former sponsors, the billionaire Mercer family.

The documents indicate that as of April 2018, Yiannopoulos owed $1.6m to his own company, $400,000 to the Mercers, $153,215 to his former lawyers, $76,574 to former collaborator and Breitbart writer Allum Bokhari, and $20,000 to the luxury jewellery brand Cartier.

As of 2 October, Yiannopoulos owed sums of several thousand dollars to far right writers including Ian Miles Cheong, anti-Islamic ideologue Pamela Geller and science fiction writer Theodore Beale, aka Vox Day, the documents indicate, amongst others.

It seems so unfair, doesn’t it. Here’s Jordan Peterson getting 80k a month on Patreon while poor Milo can’t even get out of debt.

The cache details the deterioration in the relationship between Yiannopoulos and his former promoters, Gold Coast-based Australian Events Management, run by brothers Ben and Dan Spiller.

What does that sound like? Oh yes, Travis Pangburn, who was doing all these Events with Dudely Atheists Talking and who suddenly stopped paying everyone and closed up shop, leaving Sam Harris and others squawking plaintively for their money. Maybe being a jackass doesn’t pay all that well after all.

Yiannopoulos and the promoters made successive failed attempts to organise speaking tours to Australia in 2018.

The British-born former Breitbart writer was to be accompanied by various guests, including the rightwing US commentator Ann Coulter, the English Defence League founder Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, also known as Tommy Robinson, the Australian senator Fraser Anning, who once called for a “final solution to immigration in Australia”; and the Proud Boys founder Gavin McInnes, who was himself refused a visa to enter Australia late last week.

Selling racism and sexism for BIG BIG CASH PRIZES.

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