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Julian Assange’s ‘creepy, lovesick’ emails

Gawker exposes notes sent by Wikileaks founder to 19-year-old

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WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has some more embarrassing leaked documents of his own to contend with. A string of emails detailing his ‘stalkery courtship’ of a teenager—two years before he founded his notorious website—were published under the headline ‘The creepy, lovesick emails of Julian Assange’ on the gossip website Gawker. The article reproduces emails to Elizabeth (not her real name), a teen he met one night in April 2004. Before parting ways, Assange gave her his card with and Elizabeth gave Assange her email address in return. Shortly thereafter, Elizabeth began getting emails from him. “Our intimacy seems like the memory of a strange dream to me,” begins one. When his attempts to woo her began to fail, another note says, “Your reaction to my phone call lacked dignity and has stung me.” Elizabeth wasn’t threatened by him, but thought him socially awkward.

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