Assange is currently battling an extradition case against Sweden over charges of sexual misconduct.
Daniel Domscheit, a former WikiLeaks spokesman, has revealed in his book that Assange used to "boast" about how many children he has fathered across the world. Excerpts from the book have been leaked to gossip website 'Gawker'.
According to the reports, Domscheithe has said that, "Often I sat in large groups and listened to Julian boast about how many children he had fathered in various parts of the world. He seemed to enjoy the idea of lots and lots of Julians, one on every continent, and added, "Whether he took care of any of these alleged children, or whether they existed at all, was another question."
Domscheithe is also said to have spoken about Assange's choice of women. Domscheithe is said to have written, "She had to be young. Preferably younger than 22. And it went without saying that she couldn't question him."
The website, Gawker, reports a source as stating that, "The fixation on seeding the world with mini-leakers springs from a sense of inborn superiority."