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26 June 2019 14:27

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Pamela Anderson Attacks U.K. Following Julian Assange Arrest

Pamela Anderson has taken to Twitter to berate the U.K. and Ecuadorean governments following the arrest of Julian Assange in London Thursday morning. Anderson called Britain "America's bitch" suggesting the arrest was a way to provide a diversion from "your idiotic Brexit bullshit." In a series of tweets the former "Baywatch" actress, who befriended Assange during his asylum sparking rumors of a romance, went on to call Donald Trump a "toxic coward of a President." Anderson was a frequent guest of Assange during his time at the Ecuadorean embassy in London after the pair were introduced in 2014 by fashion designer Vivien Westwood with Anderson saying she wanted to find out how to be a "more effective" activist. In an interview with Fox News in August 2018 the actress said Assange was one of her favourite people, although she has denied rumors of a romantic relationship. "He's definitely an interesting person and there's definitely a romantic kind of connection 'cause it's a romantic struggle," Anderson told Harvey Levin on Fox News' "OBJECTified." "We have this closeness… he's not close to people like he is to me." Assange was arrested inside the embassy by Scotland Yard officers after being invited in by the Ecuadorean ambassador following the South American government's withdrawal of the WikiLeaks founder's asylum. WikiLeaks has claimed that Assange was secretly filmed for years, with everything from lawyer meetings to doctor appointments on the videos.

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Blackmailers claimed that the footage - which it tried to sell back to WikiLeaks for $3.38million - also contained 'sensitive, possibly sexual material,' a source told The Times on Wednesday. During his seven years in the embassy, Assange has been visited by a number of high profile guests - most notably Pamela Anderson. The blackmailers who threatened to release footage of Julian Assange's life inside the Ecuador embassy reportedly had 'sexual material' of him, it has been revealed WikiLeaks editor in chief Kristinn Hrafnsson (pictured with former Consul of Ecuador to London Fidel Narvaez and barrister Jennifer Robinson alongside footage of Assange) revealed on Wednesday that Assange had been secretly filmed for years inside the embassy Anderson, who lives in France with her soccer player boyfriend Adil Rami, said she first decided to meet with Assange to learn how to become a 'more effective' activist. During his seven years in the embassy, Assange has been visited by a number of high profile guests - most notably Pamela Anderson (Pictured taking a vegan lunch to him in July 2017) The Baywatch star made no attempt to hide her 'very close' relationship with Assange last year, even once claiming they had a 'romantic' connection In August, Anderson told Fox News she and Assange 'have this closeness'. In November, Anderson claimed that she and Assange didn't have a romantic relationship but said she felt 'very close to him'.

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But sources said Assange's visits have since been restricted to doctors, lawyers, and key colleagues as his quality of life has worsened in the embassy. Hrafnsson said attempts to expel Assange from the embassy had been escalating recently, leading to a warning from WikiLeaks last week that it could happen within hours or days Assange's WikiLeaks colleagues have accused the Ecuadorean government of 'extensive spying' in their effort to remove him from the embassy. WikiLeaks editor Kristinn Hrafnsson said attempts to expel Assange from the embassy had been escalating recently, leading to a warning from WikiLeaks last week that it could happen within hours or days. Assange has been living inside the embassy for almost seven years, believing he will be extradited to the US for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks if he leaves. Fidel Narvaez, a former diplomat at the embassy, told the press conference that the Government of Ecuador was not protecting Assange anymore, even though he has been granted diplomatic immunity.

Meetings with lawyers and a doctor inside the Ecuador embassy in London over the past year have been secretly filmed, Hrafnsson revealed during the press conference This graphic shows where Assange can go within the Ecuadorean Embassy in London WikiLeaks lawyer Jennifer Robinson said a complaint about the spying allegations was being made to the United Nations ahead of a planned meeting between Assange and a UN Special Rapporteur later this month. Hrafnsson said Assange was now living in a 'Truman Show' operation, with restrictions on his communications and visitors introduced after Lenin Moreno became President of Ecuador last year. Hrafnsson said the blackmailers had obtained a 'massive trove' of photographs and documents of Assange and told him the material 'has a price'. Supporters of Julian Assange outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London last Friday An Assange supporter outside the Ecuadorian Embassy in London's Knightsbridge last week The WikiLeaks editor traveled to Spain to meet the blackmailers in person, revealing they showed him videos of meetings Assange had held in the embassy. Assange took refuge in the embassy to avoid being extradited to Sweden where authorities wanted to question him as part of a sexual assault investigation. Assange made international headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified US military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters that killed a dozen people in Baghdad, including two Reuters news staff. AP Photo; Getty Images Julian Assange and Pamela Anderson. Julian Assange was arrested Thursday morning by U.K. authorities and will be extradited to the US for charges related to computer hacking. Pamela Anderson, an Assange supporter with a "romantic" connection to him, railed against the government for the arrest. Pamela Anderson lashed out at the governments of the United Kingdom, United States, and Ecuador for the arrest of Julian Assange, calling the Wikileaks founder a "hero of the people" and the U.K. Assange has been holed up in Ecuador's embassy in London for seven years, fearing extradition to the United States for alleged crimes related to leaking national security secrets through Wikileaks. On Twitter, after Assange's arrest, Anderson lashed out and asked people to donate to his legal defence fund. Anderson has been a longtime supporter of Assange, visiting him several times over the years. Pamela Anderson is calling for an end to reality television shows. Anderson said talent agents usually "bullied" participants into doing reality TV shows. Anderson said reality show participants can redeem themselves by donating the money they earned to charity.