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WikiLeaks chief denies sex allegations in memoir

September 23, 2011 • Entertainment


FILE – This Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 file photo shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaving Belmarsh Magistrates’ Court in London. A long-awaited memoir by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is finally being published _ without his approval. British publisher Canongate said Wednesday Sept. 21, 2011 that the book, billed as an “unauthorized autobiography,” will be for sale in stores and online Thursday. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says in a new memoir that he did not sexually assault two women who have accused him of rape, and he claims he was warned the U.S government was trying to entrap him.

“Julian Assange: The Unauthorized Autobiography” went on sale in Britain Thursday — against the wishes of Assange, who condemned his publisher for releasing it.

In the book — written by a ghostwriter who conducted 50 hours of interviews with the WikiLeaks chief — Assange says “I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort but I am no rapist.”

He calls the rape allegations “ludicrous and sinister” and says his two accusers “each had sex with me willingly and were happy to hang out with me afterwards.”

Assange, 40, claims a Western intelligence Login to read more

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