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Julian Assange's Children: WikiLeaks Founder Fathered 'At Least' 4 Kids, Book Claims

Julian Assange

First Posted: 02/11/11 04:32 PM ET Updated: 05/25/11 07:30 PM ET

Julian Assange's love life has been the subject of rampant media speculation for quite some time. Now, as the beleaguered WikiLeaks founder continues to fight rape charges from two different women, a soon-to-be-released tell-all book claims Assange has fathered at least four love children.

In Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website, former WikiLeaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg says he engaged in numerous private conversations with Assange, during which his boss detailed and even bragged about his multinational paternity.

"Often I sat in large groups and listened to Julian boast about how many children he had fathered in various parts of the world," writes Domscheit-Berg in excerpts from his book, published by New York magazine. "He seemed to enjoy the idea of lots and lots of Julians, one on every continent. Whether he took care of any of these alleged children, or whether they existed at all, was another question."

As the Times of India is reporting, the illegitimate children range in age from six months to 20 years old. Only 20-year-old Daniel Assange of Melbourne, Australia has reportedly come forward, though he claims to have not seen his father since 2007.

As for Assange's physical tastes, it turns out he liked his dates to be both young and passive, Domscheit-Berg writes. "Julian's main criterion for a woman was simple: She had to be young. Preferably younger than 22. And it went without saying that she couldn't question him. 'She has to be aware of her role as a woman,' he used to say.'"

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