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Mon Aug 13, 2012, 09:49 PM

Who has Julian Assange screwed over the most thoroughly? [View all]

Assange boasts of having fathered at least four children around the world

Regarding the accusations of his Swedish girlfriends, Assange has sometimes said they were simply jealous of each other, and at other times he has suggested that he was caught in a covert US honeytrap as a reprisal for his leaks. In his autobiography, he holds both views simultaneously

Assange owes most of his fame to Manning. And in a year when his organization took in nearly $2 million, Assange promised $50K for Manning's defense and used Manning's name for fundraising purposes. But he only ever delivered $15K

Assange got $1 million or more in an autobiography deal. But part-way through, he suddenly decided he he wanted to cancel the contract. He never returned the money, though

New York Times editor Bill Keller worked with Assange for a while, before experiencing (like many others) a sudden falling out. Assange eventually retaliated with a careful and elaborate hoax of column attributed to Keller

Assange supporters put up about $375K to keep him out of jail during his extradition hearings in the UK. How did he repay them? He jumped bail. The folk who put up the money are hoping the courts won't take it too seriously

At one time, people argued about the importance of redacting the US embassy cables. Then it turned out that Wikileaks had actually released them all anyway

In 2010 Assange began threatening a major release of bank info, which he promised would take down a bank or two. Then he began urging people to dump their Bank of America stock. This affected stock prices and BoA launched an internal investigation. Assange went on TV to laugh about how much fun it was to watch the banks squirm. But then, after a few months, he said he wasn't sure the BoA materials amounted to much. Nothing significant was ever released

Michela Wrong wrote a book on corruption in Kenya (It's Our Turn To Eat) that appeared without her permission on the WikiLeaks site. When she wrote asking Assange to respect her copyright, she received only ridicule

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His various children
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Several young Swedish women
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Bradley Manning
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The publisher of his autobiography
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Bill Keller
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His bail and surety pals
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Anybody whose name appears in a US embassy cable
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Bank of America
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Michela Wrong
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