WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was warned that the US government was trying to trap him, the whistleblowing website creator has claimed in a new memoir that has been published without his approval, ANI reports.
the book, titled alt39 Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiographyalt39, Assange also admits to sleeping with the two women who accused him of rape.
But he said the rape allegations are either part of the US conspiracy against him or motivated by his failure to return their calls, the alt39 Daily Staralt39 reports.
Edinburgh- based independent publishers Canongate decided to put the memoir on sale after Assange, who is on bail in Britain facing extradition to Sweden, attempted to cancel his contract after reading the first draft.
Assange has revealed how a contact in a Western intelligence agency told him Washington was considering dealing with him ” illegally”. He said the source said means such as planting drugs and child pornography or embroiling him ” in allegations of immoral conduct”, were being discussed.
In one excerpt, Assange has given his version of the background to the sexual assault allegations, claiming he met both women, named as A and W in the book, in Sweden during the furore that surrounded his websites leaking of sensitive US documents, before having consensual sex with them.
” I did not rape those women and cannot imagine anything that happened between us that would make them think so, except malice after the fact, a joint plan to entrap me, or a terrible misunderstanding that was stoked up between them,” Assange wrote.
” I may be a chauvinist pig or some sort but I am no rapist, and only a distorted version of sexual politics could attempt to turn me into one. They both had sex with me willingly and were happy to hang out with me afterwards,” he added.