Meet Julian Assange... Cat Abuser
Ex-WikiLeaker's book reveals Assange's battle with cat
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 13, 2011 6:56 AM CST
The 2nd Prize People In The News Single of the 2011 World Press Photo contest by Seamus Murphy, Ireland, VII Photo Agency, of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks, London, Sept. 30, 2010.   (AP Photo/Seamus Murphy/VII Photo Agency)

(Newser) – It might be a bit of an understatement to say that Daniel Domscheit-Berg is not happy with former boss Julian Assange. Among the more, er, interesting revelations, from the ex-WikiLeaker's tell-all, according to AFP: Assange abused Domscheit-Berg’s cat. "Julian was constantly battling for dominance, even with my tomcat Herr Schmitt," Domscheit-Berg writes in Inside WikiLeaks: My Time with Julian Assange at the World's Most Dangerous Website.

"Ever since Julian lived with me in Wiesbaden he (the cat) has suffered from psychosis. Julian would constantly attack the animal. He would spread out his fingers like a fork and grab the cat's throat." Cat-lovers and Assange-haters alike will be pleased to hear, however, that the cat did sometimes manage to "dispatch Julian with a quick swipe of the paw." Click for another bizarre revelation from the book.

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zdave
Feb 13, 2011 8:01 PM CST
This is so funny. Let's find random people to release anecdotal information about the guy. Yeah err, I knew Julian and um... I heard him say once that Jews are shit... yeah... something like that anyway.
JimW
Feb 13, 2011 12:05 PM CST
Oh spare me woman. My favorite cat was one I took in after seeing him get hit by a car. Had him many, many years ( lost his tail in the wreck and looked like a miniature bobcat). We would attack each other all the time, it was just all great fun. He used to sleep in an empty aquarium on the bookshelf, and became my cat-fish. Actually, he was the only cat I ever really liked !! lol
criminalsArestupid
Feb 13, 2011 9:59 AM CST
Looking at his picture, I'd say, he bruises funny.