From his bombastic OKCupid profile to his creepy love letters to a 19-year-old girl, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has some strange romantic proclivities. Strangest of all is his apparent obsession with littering the world with offspring. He's fathered at least four children with mistresses, and he boasts about it.
39-year-old Assange's pride in his propagation is revealed in a leaked excerpt of the forthcoming tell-all by former Wikileaks spokesman Daniel Domscheit-Berg, who left the organization amid tensions with Assange. Domscheit-Berg writes:
"Often I sat in large groups and listened to Julian boast about how many children he had fathered in various parts of the world. 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."
According to former associates these children do exist, and there a lot of them. Prominent Wikileaks volunteer and Swedish journalist Donald Bostrom told investigators in Sweden that Assange had "at least" four children, according to leaked police documents dealing with Assange's ongoing rape and sexual molestation case. A former Wikileaks volunteer and a former friend of Assange both independently confirmed the number to us.
The youngest little Assange is a mere six months old, according to the former friend. The oldest, and the only one of Assange's offspring previously reported, is 20-year-old Daniel Assange who lives in Melbourne, Australia. (Assange fathered him in his teens with his then-girlfriend.) The ages of the other two offspring are unknown, but our source tells us both are in Australia as well. Who are the mothers of all these kids? Who knows—Assange clearly gets around.
The fixation on seeding the world with mini-leakers springs from a sense of inborn superiority, according our source. "He feels obliged to spread his genes. In other words, he thinks he is so good that the world needs more of his kids." It seems the favors he does his kids largely end with whatever he contributes to their chromosomes: Daniel hasn't seen his father since 2007.
Assange's bevy of illegitimate offspring adds some context to his Swedish rape and sexual molestation case, over which he is currently fighting extradition in London. It hangs in part on an allegation that he ripped a condom on purpose during sex after repeatedly refusing to wear one. No one knows what went on between him and his accusers, but it's clear Assange is not the world's biggest proponent of protected sex.