Julian Assange Fathered Four Kids, At Least, According to New WikiLeaks Book

Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, is many things to many people: hero, online dater, sexual abuser, creepy old guy and much more. He's also "Dad," to at least four worldwide, he allegedly told ex-WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, author of the new book, Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website. And Assange likes it that way.

Gawker has a new excerpt from the tell-all, detailing Assange's odd machismo about procreating with a variety of women in a variety of places. Salacious, sure, but not altogether incompatible with the various other information we've read about the international man of mystery:

"Often I sat in large groups and listened to Julian boast about how many children he had fathered in various parts of the world. He seemed to enjoy the idea of lots and lots of Julians, one on every continent. Whether he took care of any of these alleged children, or whether they existed at all, was another question."

Domscheit-Berg goes on to write that Assange's plan with women was to ignore them, mostly: "His lack of interest was attractive." (Sounds like somebody read The Game.)

The only one of Assange's "little Julians" known to exist for sure is 20-year-old Daniel Assange, who has been known to talk about his father's work on his Twitter page.

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As for the rest of the little rascals, it sure does put some things into perspective. As Gawker notes, "Assange is not the world's biggest proponent of protected sex," and Domscheit-Berg's allegations as to Assange's affinity for impregnating multiple women sure do make all this rape stuff even creepier.

[jcoscarelli@villagevoice.com / @joecoscarelli]


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