The far-right activist and provocateur Milo Yiannopolous racked up more than $2 million in debt in 2018, according to leaked legal documents.
The documents were reportedly assembled by Australian Events Management, the former organizers of his failed Australian tour, and were seen by The Guardian. After several earlier planned tours fell through, the latest attempt was canceled on October 31 and offered ticket holders no refund.
The documents, which include leaked messages from Yiannopolous, revealed not only the lavish lifestyle the self-styled enemy of the establishment leads, but also the level of funding available to the far-right and the collaborative nexus of figures at its center.
Alongside debts of $1.6 million to his own company and another $400,000 to the Mercer family—funders of both the Trump campaign and right-wing media company Breitbart (Yiannopolous’s former employer)—the documents also suggested that Yiannopolous owed $40,000 to the luxury hotel chain Four Seasons, $20,000 to the luxury jewelry brand Cartier, and $15,000 for “top-shelf embroidery.”
In one message to brothers Ben and Dan Spiller, the owners of Australian Events Management, Yiannopolous demanded that they send him more money, saying that in order to clear a debt with Cartier he was forced to return his wedding ring.
“I am less financially secure, more panicked and stressed, and more miserable than when we started,” he told them, according to The Guardian.
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