I may be chauvinist, but not rapist: Assange

Assange admitted that he did have sexual relationship with the two Swedish women who had accused him of raping them.

Last Updated: Oct 16, 2011, 18:07 PM IST

London: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has said that he might be a chauvinist, but definitely not a rapist.

Ahead of the release of his book tomorrow, Assange admitted that he did have sexual relationship with the two Swedish women who had accused him of raping them. He insisted that the sexual relationship was mutual.

Insisting that these two women had jointly planned to entrap him, apparently because of a terrible misunderstanding between them, Assange said: “I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort but I am no rapist, and only a distorted version of sexual politics could attempt to turn me into one,” the Sydney Morning Herald reports.

Assange has denounced an unauthorised autobiography as it hit bookshops in Britain, after he failed to prevent the publisher printing an unfinished manuscript.

"Julian Assange: The Unauthorised Autobiography" is the result of more than 50 hours of interviews between Assange and a ghost writer that was handed over to British publisher Canongate in March.

The company admitted Assange had tried to stop the publication but said they were proud to publish the "passionate, provocative and opinionated" book.

ANI