WikiLeaks founder signs book deals worth $1.5 million

WHO: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
WHAT: Assange told Britain’s Sunday Times that he has signed deals for his autobiography that are worth more than $1.5 million. The money, he said, would help Assange defend himself against allegations of sexual assault made by two women in Sweden.
WHY IT’S AN OUTRAGE: Assange has often claimed that he never wants to make money from running the whistle-blower website, but the book deal certainly goes against that stance. “I don’t want to write this book, but I have to,” he said.

Daily OutrageOpinionOther OpinionSan FranciscoWikileaks

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Supes move to reject Breed’s picks for police oversight body, call for strong reformers

Ronen, Mar cite qualification concerns in voting against Police Commission nominees

SF public defender urges police to explicitly bar technique used in George Floyd death

Public Defender Manohar Raju is calling for policy changes after a widely… Continue reading

Protesters turn out Sunday in San Francisco for second day in a row

“To me, it’s everyone’s breaking point,” said Chris Jackson, who handed out water to fellow demonstrators.

Businesses slam proposed COVID-19 worker rehire law as too ‘burdensome’

Supervisor Mar’s legislation would require employers to take back staff at same pay

Curfew to remain in effect Monday night in SF; dozens arrested from Sunday protests

Police chief estimates as many as 6,000 took part in demonstrations

Most Read