Pamela Anderson melts down on Twitter over Julian Assange's arrest

Thursday - 11/04/2019 21:31
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was forcibly bundled out of the Ecuadorean Embassy in London and into a British police van, setting up a potential court battle over attempts to extradite him to the US.

Pamela Anderson lashed out Thursday following the arrest of her close friend, Julian Assange on what his lawyer said was an extradition request from the United States.

The Wikileaks founder was taken into custody inside the embassy of Ecuador in London, where he had lived for the past seven years.

In an explicit string of tweets, Anderson, 51, criticized the U.S. and U.K, as well as Ecuador and President Trump.

"I am in shock.." she tweeted. "He looks very bad. How could you Equador? (Because he exposed you). How could you UK? Of course  - you are America’s (expletive) and you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit (expletive)."

"And the USA ?" she continued. "This toxic coward of a President He needs to rally his base? -  You are selfish and cruel. You have taken the entire world backwards. You are devils and liars and thieves. And you will ROTT And WE WILL RISE"

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Pamela Anderson at a fashion show in Paris in 2017. (Photo: Thomas Samson, /AFP/Getty Images)

 

The former "Baywatch" star, who has been dating 33-year-old soccer star Adil Ramisince 2017, says she met Assange in 2014 and has previously hinted that she had a romantic relationship with him, telling Fox News in an interview last year that “there’s definitely a romantic kind of connection 'cause it’s a romantic struggle" and "we have this closeness … he’s not close to people like he is to me.”

However, in a 2018 interview with "Good Morning Britain," Anderson gave a conflicting report about the nature of her relationship with Assange,  saying, “I wouldn’t call it romance, I already have romance in my life. Can one man do it all?”

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced Thursday that his country had dropped Assange’s asylum status in a videotaped statement, saying that his government's patience for Assange's behavior "has reached its limit."

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In a list of grievances, Moreno said Assange had installed prohibited electronic equipment in the embassy, blocked security cameras and even "accessed the security files of our embassy without permission." He said Assange also had "confronted and mistreated the diplomatic guards."

Assange, an Australian national, took refuge at the Ecuadorian embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden for questioning over rape allegations. Although the Swedish allegations have been dropped, he was still wanted by the British for jumping bail back then.

Before Thursday's arrest, he had rarely stepped foot outside the embassy compound out of fear that the United States would immediately seek his arrest and extradition over the leaking of classified documents to WikiLeaks by then-U.S. Army soldier Chelsea Manning.
 


Sean Rossman and Doug Stanglin contributed to this report.

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