Far-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos allegedly has far too many bills to keep up with. According to the Guardian Australia, the political commentator has been over $2 million in debt during 2018.
The paper obtained a collection of documents assembled by Milo’s former Australian tour promoters, brothers Ben and Dan Spiller of Australian Events Management, that indicated and alleged he owed $1.6 mil to employees of his company; $153,215 to his former lawyers; $76,574 to former Breitbart writer Allum Bokhari; $20,000 to luxury jewelry brand, Cartier; and $400,000 to his former sponsors, the billionaire Mercer family as of April 2018.
As of October this year, Milo’s alleged unpaid debts reportedly included several thousand dollars owed to far right writer Ian Miles Cheong, anti-Islamic activist Pamela Geller, and sci-fi writer Vox Day.
These docs also show the apparent collapse of the relationship between the 34-year-old and his promoters, with Milo reportedly demanding money from the Spiller brothers for his living expenses, medical bills for him and his husband, and payment for his employees, in addition to sums of money the promoters claim they had already sent him.
While attempting to negotiate the transfer of more funds, Milo wrote to the Spillers that he is “less financially secure, more panicked and stressed, and more miserable than when we started.” He then claimed he returned his wedding ring to Cartier to clear out the debt he had with them.
The piling of debt comes after Milo’s scheduled tours in April, September, and December all fell through. (Lest we forget the collapse of his book deal with Simon & Schuster last year) The Spillers say these earlier cancellations were mostly due to scheduling conflicts with other touring far right speakers.
Unsurprisingly, Milo’s putting the blame on his promoters. In a YouTube video, he called the Spillers “fraudulent”, “insane” and “incompetent” — he also published their email addresses in multiple social media posts, allegedly causing the brothers to receive threats from unknown people via text and email.
Photo: Milo Falsely Claims His House Was Destroyed By Hurricane Irma
The promoters said they originally kept throwing money at Milo “to try to save the tour and ticket holders,” but claimed he “continued to have demands outside our contract” and ultimately sabotaged the tour with his diva behavior. They said in a press release on Friday that they were seeking legal action for the “return of funds” from the embattled activist.
Milo downplayed his financial woes when asked about them by the Guardian, telling the paper that the documents referred to “company debts, not personal,” adding:
“I’m doing fine and bringing in $40k US a month.”
He then called the Spiller brothers “crooks and clowns,” claiming “these documents are not court filings. They are a dox.”
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