The New York State Supreme Court rejects Simon & Schuster’s motion to dismiss Milo Yiannopoulos’ $10 million lawsuit against the publisher.

On Thursday, the New York State Supreme Court ruled in favour of Milo Yiannopoulos, rejecting Simon & Schuster’s motion to dismiss the $10 million lawsuit. The case will now move on to the discovery phase.

Milo sued S&S after they dropped his book, Dangerous, due to political pressure back in February. The lawsuit seeks at least $10 million in damages and disgorgement of profits the publisher earned by dropping Dangerous.

Milo took to social media to share his thoughts on the ruling:

“I’m happy that the court recognized my case deserves to be heard. As we expose Simon & Schuster’s despicable and cowardly decisions to the world, it will be a lesson to all publishers that you can’t breach contracts with conservatives just because Leftists get angry and send you mean emails, and because liberal bloggers are disappointed in you.”

Many on the left disagreed with S&S giving Milo a platform. Chicago Review Of Books said they wouldn’t review any of S&S’s new books after they signed on Mr. Yiannopoulos.

I wanted Simon & Schuster to know that broadcasting his rhetoric would have real-world consequences. So I made a decision that has nothing to do with political ideology and everything to do with human rights and decency: the Chicago Review of Books will not cover a single Simon & Schuster book,” Adam Morgan, editor-in-chief of the Chicago Review of Books, wrote in a statement.

Dangerous was published by Dangerous Books on July 4 and within a day the book rose to the top of Amazon’s best-sellers list.

Simon & Schuster released a statement after the court ruling: “Today’s ruling was purely in connection with a preliminary procedural motion, and was not an adjudication on the merits of Yiannopoulos’ claims. As we proceed to discovery, we remain confident that we will ultimately prevail in this matter.”

However, the attorney representing Milo disagrees.

“Simon & Schuster’s whole strategy in defending against our lawsuit was to stop it before it ever started. They recognize that discovery will reveal their pretextual bad faith cancellation of Dangerous through emails, memos, and texts. I look forward to moving on to that phase of the case.”

  • cristina hague

    great news Milo… you go boy… love your work…..

  • Jean Collier

    I hope you win BIG

    • Carlos Duty

      you obviously don’t know milo, he ALWAYS wins big

  • David Watts

    I wonder if S & S emails and texts will become mysteriously deleted, servers smashed, etc…. ?

    • Texaner in London

      That is exactly my thinking, as well. They will also probably try to narrow the scope of discovery to something ridiculous.

    • Destruction of subpoenaed evidence, Lois Lerner style.

  • Texaner in London

    I really really hope at the end of this case that you kick them right in the Schuster. Simian & Shyster need to be punished and made an example of – they need to be shown that a bad reaction from the 80% (the normal people) is much worse than a bad reaction by the 20% (the mentally deformed leftist freaks).

  • True.Epic.Crusader

    F* ck yeah!!!!
    And after you win this, it’s Berkeley’s turn!!!

  • drdov

    God speed Milo

  • milo — …”So I made a decision that has nothing to do with political ideology”…

    Then why not sue Breitbart for dismissing you? You didn’t do anything wrong.

    • Teb

      Breitbart didn’t dismiss him, he resigned.

  • HunchbackKing

    That’s good news, Milo. And congrats on your wedding.

  • Jesse James

    LOL. Hulk Hogan won a $140 million dollar defamation lawsuit against (Gawker was it?!) for having a man video him balls deep in his own wife for hours. Then selling it to the company so they could post it.

    Rolling Stone had to pay not as large a sum as that for destroying the lives and reputations of those not as famous, or wealthy.

    I both A, am hopelessly confused over, and B, excited for your stand against these intellectually incontinent, evil assholes who can think and operate this way.

  • n4zhg

    Bend over, Simon. Milo’s driving.

  • harlan leys

    ‘Chicago Review Of Books said they wouldn’t review any of S&S’s new books after they signed on Mr. Yiannopoulos.’

    Cutting off their big noses to spite their chinless faces?

  • American Quilter

    Milo, I didn’t know who you were when this started, but I was intrigued and bought your book. Loved it, and now I’m a huge fan! Hope you prevail over S&S and make them sorry they ever caved to leftist pressure.