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WikiLeaks founder walks out of CNN interview

Editor-in-chief ended the interview with the news channel's Atika Shubert after a question about sex

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange walked out on a CNN interview after the reporter asked him about his relationship with fellow workers and about the court case which cleared him of sex abuse charges in Sweden.

The editor-in-chief of the whistleblower site ended the interview with the US new channel's Atika Shubert after she broached a question about the charges against him.

Assange, who was formally cleared of sex abuse charges in Sweden last month, dubbed the charges as a "dirty tricks campaign" by the US government.

When Shubert asked him about the allegations that he molested an adult, Assange said: "It's completely disgusting, Atika. I'm going to walk if you're going to contaminate us revealing the deaths of 104,000 people with attacks against my person."

Shubert said: "I'm not. What I'm asking you is if that is an attack on WikiLeaks."

In response, Assange removed his microphone and walked out.