Ann Coulter dismissed “absurd” claims that she pocketed money from the “poor liberal foundlings” at an East Hampton’s event.
Attendees at the East Hampton Library’s Authors Night accused the conservative author of selling her own DVD’s for cash at the event where author’s book sales proceeds were supposed to go directly to the library, according to the New York Post’s Page Six.
A source complained to Page Six that Coulter had “made a handwritten sign and sold her DVD for cash.”
The items “were going for $25 . . . When an organizer approached and removed the sign, [Coulter] threw a fit and said, ‘It doesn’t matter anyway, I just sold out of all of them,'” the source said.
“This is not true,” Coulter told Page Six. “You need better sources in the outpost of the resistance. Liberals are calling in nonsense.”
The co-chair of the event, Sheila Rogers, said the library had not received any of the money from the DVD sales, but suggested the syndicated columnist may not have known about the policy.
“If she was doing that, we weren’t aware. If someone saw this, we apologize,” she said. “She might not have been aware of the standard operating procedure.”
Attendees were supposed to pay for all authors’ books at one register, but Coulter was asked by Page Six about her handwritten “cash only” sign.
“The 80 books that were donated for the book fair were signed and sold, and all the proceeds donated,” she said, then referring to herself in the third person. “The idea that she pilfered from the poor liberal foundlings of East Hampton is absurd.”
“Coulter’s books sold out one hour into the two-hour event — long before any other author sold out,” she added. “Instead of disappointing her fans who couldn’t get into the sold-out dinner [afterward], she allowed fans to get signed DVDs at cost intended for the private dinner later. Your snotty liberal correspondent would be surprised at how many secret right wingers there are in East Hampton.”
Great night thanks to East Hampton Library event Saturday night. Didn’t engage with Ann coulter, seated next door. pic.twitter.com/L20a6B4unY
— Peter Eisner (@PeterEisner) August 13, 2017
A source confirmed to Page Six that while authors may sometimes give out items at the dinner, proceeds still go to the library.
Coulter admitted to Vanity Fair that she was not exactly welcomed with open arms at the event mostly attended by “the liberal elite.”
Robert Caro, Ann Coulter, Dick Cavett, and more weighed in on the Trump era at East Hampton Library’s Authors Night https://t.co/1dX6lvDKLY
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) August 14, 2017
“I won’t complain, but the library did put up a huge fight about having me and refused to let me advertise . . . so I think there would be a few more books to sell if people were allowed to know I was here, but the ones who did find me—over here in the back corner—were such lovely people,” Coulter said, probably with her usual sarcasm. “But I am not at all upset about it.”
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