Milo Yiannopoulos, darling of the alt-right and former Breitbart writer, is more than $2 million in debt, according to a new report.
A collection of documents, assembled by Yiannopoulos’ former promotional team and obtained by The Guardian, revealed the staggering amount of debt the political pundit owes, including: $400,000 to the billionaire Mercer family; some $153,000 to his ex-lawyers; more than $76,000 to another former Breitbart columnist; $20,000 to Cartier, which supplied his wedding ring; and, the kicker, $1.6 million to his own company. Yikes.
Yiannopoulos’ former promoters, Ben and Dan Spiller of Australian Events Management, also detailed the fall of their professional relationship with the British-born political pundit. He apparently tried to request money from the Spillers for his living expenses, his personal medical bills, and his employees’ payroll, among other things.
The news comes more than a month after the Australian leg of Yiannopoulos and American conservative political commentator Ann Coulter’s “Ann and Milo Tour” was abruptly canceled—with no refunds for fans who’d already purchased tickets.
And that’s far from the most questionable thing he’s done or said: In 2017, Yiannopoulos lost his book deal when he made a comment condoning gay relationships between men and underage boys. This, of course, comes after years of his horribly offensive public speaking engagements at college campuses around the country.
True to form, Yiannopoulos has denied the Spillers’ allegations, telling The Guardian that the money owed is all “company debts, not personal”: “I’m doing fine and bringing in $40,000 USD a month.”
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I was shocked to read more lies in the press today. They say I owe $2m. I don’t! It’s at least $4m. Do you know how successful you have to be to owe that kind of money? You may think this is no laughing matter, but after all the lies told about me, I can only grin at the madness of some of the claims. I pawned my wedding ring? Please. Cartier bands cost a grand. I’ve got Louboutins that ran four times that. For those wondering, it’s true. I am pretty broke, relatively speaking. Two years of being no-platformed, banned, blacklisted and censored because I’m the most effective, talented cultural warrior of my generation has taken its toll. But it was worth it. I was instrumental in getting Trump elected and I wrote a New York Times selling book. I’ve been accused of being a pedophile “supporter”—whatever that means—despite being a victim of clerical sexual abuse. I’ve been accused of being a white supremacist—despite having a black husband. Do you think I give a damn about people saying I’m broke? I have love in my life, and I have God. And I am far too talented and determined to be out of play for long. My former tour operator AE MEDIA, a criminal outfit that doxed my family, including children, this week, hacked my website, refused to give punters refunds then leaked private emails burned $500k of their dad’s money and have nothing but a pending class-action lawsuit to show for it. It would take a heart of stone not to laugh. To my Leftist critics: Does my checking account balance alter the fact that you support the murder of innocent unborn babies, persecute and ridicule decent Americans for their beliefs, steal elections, take money from the wealthy to poison and indoctrinate children and are now trying to dissolve the very concept of the nation state? No. And that’s why I’ll be around for decades to continue tormenting you—whether I’m dressed in a bespoke suit or a paper bag. I’m never going away. Bank balances come and go, but Milo will be funny, famous and fabulous and right about everything until the day he dies. You will never defeat me. You will never shut me up. Here’s to 2019. With love from a bruised, broke—but unbeaten—hoe. #BrokeHoe #SaveJohn
After the article began to circulate, Yiannopoulos took to his own social media to further dispel the claims, albeit in his own inimitable way—and while sporting a “Broke Hoe” t-shirt:
I was shocked to read more lies in the press today. They say I owe $2m. I don’t! It’s at least $4m. Do you know how successful you have to be to owe that kind of money?… For those wondering, it’s true. I am pretty broke, relatively speaking. Two years of being no-platformed, banned, blacklisted and censored because I’m the most effective, talented cultural warrior of my generation has taken its toll. But you know what? It was worth it.
Was it, though? We don’t know, maybe he should just take his own advice and stop being poor.