Julian Assange fathered two children with lawyer in embassy: report

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WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with one of his lawyers while staying in Ecuador’s London embassy, a British newspaper reported on Sunday. The news came as the imprisoned Assange attempted to secure a temporary release from London’s Belmarsh prison as he believes he is at “high risk” of catching coronavirus in jail, while awaiting possible extradition to the US. The 48-year-old Australian is allegedly the father of two boys, aged two and one, born to South African-born lawyer Stella Morris, according to the Mail on Sunday. The British newspaper published photographs of Julian Assange with the toddlers alongside an interview with Morris, who says the pair “fell in love” and were planning to marry.