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WikiLeaks founder turns writer to fund sexual assault defence

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Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks has turned to writing because of what he claims are financial hardships. The Australian has announced he is to pen his autobiography to fight sexual assault charges in Sweden and to keep his organisation afloat.

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The book deals are set to net him almost one point one million euros.

The thirty-nine year old was released from jail in Britain on bail nearly two weeks ago. Credit card companies Visa and MasterCard and the internet firm PayPal have blocked donations to his group.

His website has published hundred of thousands of leaked military and diplomatic documents. Assange said he did not want to write the autobiography but has been forced into it by his financial difficulties.