INTERNATIONAL NEWS - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says in a new memoir that he did not sexually assault two women who have accused him of rape, and claims he was warned the U.S government was trying to entrap him.
Assange says "I may be a chauvinist pig of some sort but I am no rapist."
He claims a Western intelligence contact warned him that the American government was considering dealing with him "illegally" with rigged drug or sex allegations.
But he also says the sex charges may be the result "a terrible misunderstanding."
The book was published in Britain Thursday against the wishes of Assange, who condemned his publisher for releasing it.
"Julian Assange: the Unauthorized Autobiography" is based on a 50 hours of interviews with the hacker conducted by a ghostwriter.