Pamela Anderson pens a heartfelt note declaring Julian Assange’s innocence after visiting the WikiLeaks founder in prison on Tuesday.
The former “Baywatch” star, who became close friends with Assange during his 7-year stay at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wore a shawl scrawled in messages of “free speech” as she arrived at London’s Belmarsh Prison, where she was accompanied by WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson.
“He does not deserve to be in a supermax prison. He has never committed a violent act. He is an innocent person,” Anderson told reporters outside the Belmarsh prison after the visit.
Assange was removed from the Ecuadorean embassy in April and sentenced to 50 weeks in prison for a bail violation. He is currently fighting extradition to the US where he awaits questioning over his involvement in WikiLeaks.
Anderson told reporters that the locked-up journalist is “cut off from everybody” and has been unable to speak to his children. “He is a good man, he is an incredible person. I love him, I can’t imagine what he has been going through…
“It was great to see him, but this is just misrule of law in operation. It is an absolute shock that he has not been able to get out of his cell.”
The ex-Playboy model shared similar sentiments on Twitter, where she posted a handwritten note, which referred to Assange as “the world’s most innocent man” who has never “done anything whatever wrong.”
In a video posted by TMZ, Anderson says she is concerned about Assange’s well being.
“I really am deeply concerned about him,” she said in the clip. “He will not survive the extradition.”
Watch the video here.