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WikiLeaks auctions lunch with Julian Assange in eBay fundraiser

WikiLeaks is offering the chance to dine with Julian Assange at "one of London's finest restaurants" as a fundraiser for the secretive website.

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Bids for lunch at a fancy London restaurant with Wikileaks founder Julian Assange began Monday on Ebay at $568. (Carl Court/AFP/Getty Images)

WikiLeaks is offering eight people the chance to dine with Julian Assange at "one of London's finest restaurants," The Troxy, as a fundraiser for the secretive website.

The seven-day bidding on eBay started Monday at $568 a head and had topped $800 by Wednesday, the AP reports.

The whistle-blower site says guests will dine for 3 hours with WikiLeaks founder Assange and and Slovenian Marxist philosopher Slavoj Zizek at the East London restaurant on July 2.

Assange is on bail in Britain as he fights extradition to Sweden on allegations of sexual misconduct against two women, which he denies.

The lunch would be followed by an event where Assange and Zizek would discuss "the impact of WikiLeaks on the world and what it means for the future," PTI reports.

U.S. authorities are investigating whether WikiLeaks broke the law by releasing thousands of secret government documents sent to the U.S. from the American embassies in different countries.

Last week, an eBay auction for lunch with Warren Buffett ended with a winning bid of $2.34 million, PTI reports.

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