WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange has denied that he is a “sexual predator” or “promiscuous” saying that he “just really likes women”.
Assange is fighting extradition to Sweden where he has been accused of sex crimes by two women. However the WikiLeaks founder denies the charges, claiming that the women just got in a “tizzy” thinking they had contracted a sexually transmitted disease.
In an interview with the BBC’s John Humphrys, Assange was asked if he was a “sexual predator” to which he replied “Of course not”.
Humphrys then asked him how many women he had slept with.
“A gentleman doesn’t count,” Assange replied.
In another interview, with The Times, the Wikileaks boss was again grilled about his sex life.
“I’m not promiscuous. I just really like women,” Assange responded.
Assange’s claims that the women he is accused of sexually molesting just “got in a tizzy” have angered anti-rape campaigners.
The WikiLeaks poster-boy told the BBC that after having consensual sex with him, the two Swedish women got into a “tizzy” about the possibility of catching sexually transmitted disease.
Assange said that his accusers went to the police for advice, after which officers “jumped in and bamboozled the women”.
“I don’t need to go back to Sweden,” said Assange who claims that he won’t get a fair trial if he is extradited.
“The law says that I also have certain rights, and these rights mean that I do not need to speak to random prosecutors around the world who simply want to have a chat, and won’t do it in any other standard way.”