Julian Assange Book Deal - WikiLeaks Founder Writes Secret Memoir

By: Jennifer Hong
Staff Writer
Published: Dec 27, 2021

Julian Assange Book Deal - WikiLeaks Founder signs $1.3 million memoir.

Julian Assange Book Deal - WikiLeaks founder writes secret memoir. Julian Assange needs the book deal to over his mounting legal costs. He is being sued in many lawsuits aimed at his controversial whistle-blowing website.

Assange, 39, said he is writing the book in order to cover his mounting legal fees, which are already near $200,000.

"I don't want to write this book, but I have to," Assange said in a statement. "I have already spent 200,000 for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat."

The Australian national is fighting extradition from the United Kingdom to Sweden where two women have accused him of sexual misconduct. He is free on bail in England after being arrested on Dec. 7 in London. Assange told a British newspaper that he will receive $800,000 in advance for the book.

WikiLeaks came under financial trouble when Paypal, MasterCard and Visa recently cut off all processing of donations to the site. According to Assange, the site has lost approximately $650,000 since the funding was cut off. At its peak, the site was receiving approximately $130,000 in daily donations.

Join The Conversation

  • Add our Facebook page to receive updates and participate in new tools and features.Add our Facebook page to receive updates and participate in new tools and features.
  • Receive daily bite-sized updates by following us at Twitter.Receive daily bite-sized updates by following us on Twitter.
  • Subscribe to our daily RSS feed to get the latest national news stories.Subscribe to our daily RSS feed to get the latest national news stories.

Recent News Stories

Most Popular Articles