- Far-right Australian personality Neil Erikson published a video over the weekend reviewing documents that show debts allegedly owed by Milo Yiannopoulos that total over $US2 million.
- Yiannopoulos allegedly used receipts and emails of the debts in an attempt to secure payments from Australian tour promoters.
- The debts are owed to his former employees, Cartier, his former publishing company, and more.
Milo Yiannopoulos, the alt-right provocateur that was largely disavowed by fellow conservatives following comments questioning the legal age of consent, is allegedly $US2 million in debt, according to documents and a video posted online.
The allegations come from a video posted over the weekend by far-right Australian figure Neil Erikson, who is known for being openly anti-Semitic and anti-Muslim. Erikson says in the video that Yiannopoulos's Australian tour promoters, Ben and Dan Spiller of Australian Events Management, assembled documents showing numerous debts that Milo used in an attempt to extract payments from them for the collapsing tour that he was slated to take part in.
"I am less financially secure, more panicked and stressed, and more miserable than when we started," Yiannopoulos allegedly wrote in a message.
Scrolling through emails that Erikson claims were sent from Yiannopoulos along with chat records, Erickson describes over $US2 million in alleged debts, which include $US1.6m to his own company and employees (who were laid off in April), $US400,000 to the Mercers (who were providing funds to Milo), $US20,000 to Cartier jewellery (which he claims to have wiped out by returning his wedding ring), $US153,000 in unpaid legal fees following the suit against his former publisher Simon & Schuster, $US50,000 to credit card companies, and $US76,574 to former partner and Breitbart writer Allum Bokhari. Yiannopoulos reportedly owes thousands of dollars to several other writers as well, according to The Guardian.
Yiannopoulos told The Guardian that the debts listed were "company debts," and that he was doing fine, "bringing in $US40k US a month."
The revelations come amid a feud between Yiannopoulos and the Spillers. On Friday, Yiannopoulos announced that he was joining the "Deplorables" tour being organised by the publisher of Penthouse Australia Damien Costas. He called the brothers "incompetent" and published their email addresses online.
On Friday, the Spillers announced that they would pursue legal action against Yiannopoulos to recover the money that they gave Milo for the original tour.