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Ex-supporter Khan says Assange has alienated allies

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange risks turning from a popular hero into an L. Ron Hubbard figure, tolerating only "blinkered, cultish devotion", said one of his former backers Jemima Khan. Claiming Assange had alienated his supporters, Khan, associate editor of the New Statesman, wrote for the weekly British magazine that Assange's anti-secrecy organisation was now "guilty of the same obfuscation and misinformation as those it sought to expose". She compared the Australian to US science-fiction author Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology.

Ex-supporter Khan says Assange has alienated allies

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange risks turning from a popular hero into an L. Ron Hubbard figure, tolerating only "blinkered, cultish devotion", said one his former backers Jemima Khan. Claiming Assange had alienated his supporters, Khan, associate editor of the New Statesman, wrote for the weekly British magazine that Assange's anti-secrecy organisation was now "guilty of the same obfuscation and misinformation as those it sought to expose". She compared the Australian to US science-fiction author Hubbard, founder of the Church of Scientology.

Ex-backer denounces "cultish devotion" to WikiLeaks founder

* Jemima Khan put up bail for Julian Assange * Wikileaks founder has taken refuge in Ecuadorean embassy * Khan says Swedish justice must deal with allegations LONDON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - Jemima Khan, a celebrity backer of Julian Assange who put up bail money for him, has gone public with her frustrations about the WikiLeaks founder, saying he demands "blinkered, cultish devotion" and should face justice in Sweden.
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