Icky alt-right provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos is more than $2m in debt, according to a collection of documents assembled by his former Australian tour promoters and seen by Guardian Australia newspaper.
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. If the AiB is happy that the correct disclosure has been made, the procedure has been followed and enough creditors have acceded to the Trust Deed, she will record it in the Register of Insolvencies. To know more about the Stirling Park debt collectors visit us here.
The documents show an increasingly agitated Yiannopoulos demanding money from promoters Gold Coast-based Australian Events Management, run by brothers Ben and Dan Spiller. The money was “for his living expenses, medical bills for himself and his husband, and payment for his employees, on top of sums that the promoters claim they had already transferred to him.
At one point, as he attempts to negotiate the transfer of more funds from the Spillers, Yiannopoulos remarks in a message that “I am less financially secure, more panicked and stressed, and more miserable than when we started”, and then says he returned his wedding ring to Cartier to wipe out the debt he had with them.
Yiannopoulos’s disagreements with the promoters did not put him off the country, though. In a September text, he says that “I am really seriously considering a move to Australia in the next year or two. The political environment in the US is insane. So pulling this off well really matters to me”. In another text he worries that a failed tour would damage his earning potential in the country.
Of course, we don’t wish him upon Australia, that would be cruel, but YES BY ALL MEANS LEAVE THE US if you find it too insane here.
(via The Guardian; Photo: Avalon Red)