Controversial former Breitbart editor Milo Yiannopoulos has filed a $10 million lawsuit against publishing house Simon & Schuster.

The publisher dropped his book in February. Yiannopoulos announced that he will independently publish his book Dangerous.

According to the lawsuit, Simon & Schuster was to pay the conservative a $255,000 advance for a book to be published by its Threshold imprint. However, it backed out of the agreement over fear of repercussions from progressives threatening to boycott the CBS-owned company.

“I am suing Simon & Schuster for $10 million,” he said. “I want to send them a message that they can never again do this to a libertarian or a conservative.”

“When S&S told my agent they were dumping the book I was shocked,” Yiannopoulos continued. “The termination letter said the manuscript was no good — but as recently as one day earlier, in calls, emails and texts, they’d told me how great it was! I knew there was more to it. I wasn’t in a position to fight them then, but I am now. They breached the contract, so they have to pay up.”

The lawsuit, filed Friday by Meister Seelig & Fein out of New York, says executives at the publishing house praised early manuscripts of the book, told its marketing and public relations departments to prepare for war, then dropped the publication three weeks prior to its originally scheduled release.

Yiannopoulos was allegedly paid only $80,000 of his advance.

The conservative said his fans remained positive following the announcement of his lawsuit.

“The response from my fans has been overwhelmingly positive. They love seeing a conservative with cojones finally standing up to the liberal establishment,” Yiannopoulos said in an interview.

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