Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has reluctantly signed a book deal worth an estimated $1.5 million dollars. Assange has agreed to ink an autobiographical book for U.S. publisher Alfred A. Knopf and British publisher Canongate.
Assange reported to Britain's Sunday Times: "I don't want to write this book, but I have to. I have already spent 200,000 pounds for legal costs and I need to defend myself to keep Wikileaks afloat."
Assange operates the whistle blowing website Wikileaks, which releases secret governmental information and has garnered worldwide attention to organization. Following the release of a cache of international diplomatic ties, Assange was arrested and detained by Swedish authorities for alleged sexual misconduct charges.
Since Assange's arrest and release, Assange has maintained his innocence and revealed he has a 20 year old son named Daniel.