Julian Assange's bizarre lovelorn emails

Gossip site obtains WikiLeaks founder's romantic correspondence

Gossip website Gawker has obtained emails allegedly sent to a 19-year-old girl by the then-33-year-old WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The two are said to have met in a bar in Australia six years ago, or two years before he founded the now-infamous WikiLeaks site. After swapping emails, Assange pursued the young woman and became increasingly upset when she rejected his advances. In one email exchange, Assange scolded her for her cool reaction to his advances, saying her response “lacked dignity” and that “it saddens me to have misjudged you.” Later, he laments that she is “hard above the neck; voice salted and typical of your class when not trying to impress.”


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