Assange savages "duplicitous" publisher for publishing his memoir even though they paid him £500,000

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Assange savages "duplicitous" publisher for publishing his memoir even though they paid him £500,000

Sep 22 2011

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has accused Canongate of "old-fashioned opportunism and duplicity" over it publishing of his memoir today without his approval (Assange previously signed a contract with Canongate that he then tried to cancel, despite having received a £500,000 advance.

In a statement released yesterday, Canongate said because Assange has not repaid his advance, the contract stood and it was going ahead with publication. It said: "We believe it explains both the man and his work, underlining his commitment to the truth. Julian always claimed the book was well written; we agree, and this has encouraged us to make the book available to readers."

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