From Dennis Michael Lynch
BREAKING — Milo Yiannopoulos has resigned from Breitbart News after a video resurfaced where he appeared to defend pedophilia, sparking outcry among liberals and conservatives alike. Milo has denied defending pedophilia. He says his words are being taken out of context.
“Breitbart News has stood by me when others caved,” Yiannopoulos, a Breitbart senior editor, said in a statement.
“I would be wrong to allow my poor choice of words to detract from my colleagues’ important reporting, so today I am resigning from Breitbart, effective immediately. This decision is mine alone,” Milo said.
“They have allowed me to carry conservative and libertarian ideas to communities that would otherwise never have heard them. They have been a significant factor in my success. I’m grateful for that freedom and for the friendships I forged there.”
He held a press conference at 3 PM EST. You can watch it here:
Or read it here:
Milo Seemed to hold back tears as he spoke, “I’m a gay man and a child abuse victim. Between the ages of 13 and 16 two men touched me in ways they should have. One of them was a priest. My relationship with my abusers is complicated in at the time I did not realize that I was being abused. But I can look back now and see that it was. I still don’t see myself as a victim but clearly I am one.”
“To be a victim of child abuse and at the same time be accused of being an apologist for child abuse is absurd.”, he stated. “I regret the things I said. I don’t think I’ve ever been as sorry about anything in my whole life.”
He also mentioned that his parents didn’t know. “And this isn’t how I wanted my parents to find out about this either.”
He didn’t mince words for the people who chose to wait until now to come forward with this. “This is a cynical media witch-hunt from people who do not care about children. They care about destroying me & my career and by extension my allies. They know that even though I made some outrageous statements I’ve never actually done anything wrong. They held this story back. They held the footage back. The footage has been out there in the wild for over a year. Because they do not care about victims. They don’t care about children. They only care about bringing me down. They will fail.”, he said.
He mentioned that his book “Dangerous” has received interest from other publishers after his previous publisher Simon & Schuster decided not to release it. He said it will still come out this year as planned, and that 10% of the profits will go to child abuse charities.
He also stated that he will be announcing a new media venture of his own, as well as a new live tour and campus dates called the “Troll Academy Tour”.
This isn’t the first time that a young conservative influencer has been the victim of a media hit job. PewDiePie was targeted by the media the same way, for essentially the same reasons.