Glynnis MacNicol
Business Insider
Sunday, December 19, 2010

Julian Assange is apparently not interested in going into the details of the rape charges against him.

During a interview with ABC News reporter Jim Sciutto yesterday Assange walked away from the cameras when Sciutto began describing those charges.

Sciutto: Speaking specifically, and I have to ask you about this, the allegations in Sweden…are you saying there’s been undue influence on the women who’ve made these accusations?* Or is it undue influence on the prosecutors?* See I was in the courtroom all these times and there was talk of forcibly spreading her legs, holding her down so she couldn’t move.

Assagne: C’mon, c’mon. I’m sorry.* C’mon, c’mon.* [walks off]

When Sciutto followed him to apologize, saying “I meant no insult by it,” Assagne turned away calling him a “tabloid schmuck.”

For someone who has exhibited tremendous media savvy thus far, this is perhaps not the best way to endear oneself to the press.* Video below.