Assange to Write Autobiography to Pay for Legal Defense

(Ping! Zine) – WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has reportedly agreed to a deal to write his autobiography for $1.5 million.

Reports from cnet claim Assange told Britain’s Sunday Times yesterday, “I don’t want to write this book, but I have to. I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself and to keep WikiLeaks afloat.”

Assange told the Sunday Times that he would land $796,654 from his U.S. publisher, Alfred A Knopf and 325,000 pounds ($501,000) from his British publisher. It is also expected that money from international sales and would bring up the total to at least $1.5 million.