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Assange tells CNN's Larry King he should be 'ashamed'

Editor-in-chief of Wikileaks is exasperated by investigations into his private life

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange told US interviewer Larry King that King should be "ashamed" for asking him about allegations regarding his personal life.

Assange took offence when King asked him about an investigation into claims of rape and sexual molestation made by two Swedish women.

The editor-in-chief of the whistleblower site appeared on CNN's "Larry King Live" on Monday to discuss the release of 400,000 military files from the Iraq war on his website.

Assange called the documents "the most extraordinary history of a war to have ever been released in our civilisation". The documents cover 109,000 deaths, he added.

"It is not right to bring in sensational and, in fact, false claims, a relatively trivial matter compared to the deaths of 109,000 people ... CNN should be ashamed of doing that. And you, Larry, you actually should be ashamed as well," Assange said during the interview.

Just last week, Assange chided CNN television host Atika Shubert for asking "disgusting" questions during an interview and walked out.

King said: "All you had to do was to say they were false. When you say they were trivial, rape is not trivial. To say they were false, that's your answer."