Founder Julian Assange site WikiLeaks has signed a contract for an autobiography for 1.2 million euros (more than 30 million dollars). He said on Sunday in an interview with the Sunday Times that the money will help him defend allegations of sexual assault of two women in Sweden.
"I do not want to write this book, but I have to," he said, adding: "I've spent £ 200,000 on legal costs and the need to defend and maintain WikiLeaks running.” He said that the book was supposed to pay U.S. publisher Alfred A. Knopf, 600 000. A further 380,000 euros in Britain earns contract with Canongate. The total amount of 1.2 million euros to contribute money from other markets. That Assange write memory, it was argued even before Christmas. Then it was just mentioned publisher Canon gate, which is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. The manuscript of the book is Assange surrender until March.
Assange, who gave himself the seventh British police in December, pending the decision of British court on the issue in Sweden, the trial is to start seventh February 2011. Before Christmas, 16 December, was released on bail of 200,000 pounds (about 6 million).