Julian Assange is currently living at the Ecuadorian embassy in London in order to avoid being extradited to Sweden, where’s he facing rape charges.
The WikiLeaks founder, however, has a defender in none other than Pamela Anderson, who believes Assange’s contention that he’s innocent and the rape charges are simply a ruse to ultimately make him vulnerable to prosecution over leaking classified documents.
In an interview with the RT Network “Going Underground”, the former “Baywatch” star says that not only will she defend Assange, but will also use her influence to help other men who have been wrongfully accused of sexual assault.
“Sweden has these very progressive laws against sexual crimes. It’s almost too progressive, it’s almost paralyzing,” she says. “I’m going to actually start campaigning for men who have been victims of being accused of rape when they haven’t actually done anything.”
She adds: “We all of course gravitate towards vulnerable people and we consider that to be women and children first and foremost, which is important of course, but there’s also a lot of men who are in a vulnerable situation and politically bullied.”
During the interview, she also asserted her belief in Assange’s innocence. “I think Sweden doesn’t really know what to do,” she says. “When you read the actual case, and you read everything about it, there’s no crime that’s been committed.”
Rumours have been swirling that Anderson, 49, is romantically involved with Assange, 45, and she addressed the rumours in a recent interview with The Guardian.
“He’s a great guy,” she said of Assange. “I don’t want to say anything about whether there’s a romance. So, let’s say we’re just good friends.”
You can watch the entire interview here, in which Anderson also shares her feelings about U.S. President Donald Trump and expresses her desire to meet with British Prime Minister Teresa May. Watch: