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01/08/2018 09:42 pm ET

Milo Yiannopoulos' Lawyers Withdraw From Suit Against Simon & Schuster

The controversial far-right figure said he will represent himself.
Milo Yiannopoulos apparently plans to represent himself in court.
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Milo Yiannopoulos apparently plans to represent himself in court.

Meister Seelig & Fein will no longer represent far-right pot-stirrer Milo Yiannopoulos due to a “breakdown in the relationship,” according to an emergency motion filed by the New York-based law firm this past Friday.

Yiannopoulos is currently in a legal battle against publisher Simon & Schuster  over his (now) self-published book Dangerous. The former Breitbart editor said the disagreement with his counsel arose because Simon & Schuster persuaded the court to make certain documents available only to his lawyers.

“I will now be representing myself pro se, so I can directly see the material,” Yiannopoulos said in a statement.

Simon & Schuster canceled its publication of Dangerous in February of last year after comments by Yiannopoulos surfaced in which he appeared to condone pedophilia. Yiannopoulos filed a lawsuit for $10 million against the publisher in July for ending the book deal.

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