Julian Assange Getting $1.5M for Autobiography

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The founder behind the highly controversial website WikiLeaks, Julian Assange is getting a whopping $1.5 million to spill his guts in an autobiography. He tells the London Sunday Times:

“I don’t want to write this book, but I have to,” “I have already spent 200,000 pounds [$380,000] for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.

He received an $800,000 advance from Alfred A. Knopf who will publish the book in the US.

He is being accused of sexual assault by two women in Sweden, and has been out on bail living at a friend’s English countryside estate. A hearing is set for February 7 for extradition to Sweden.

No word on when the book is scheduled to be released.

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