Notorious internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has slammed the rape allegations against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Commenting on the case against the whistleblower, Dotcom stated that the whole Swedish case that forced Assange to seek asylum in London in the first place was a "spy op" to get him to the US.
The sex case against Julian Assange was a CIA plot to dehumanize Julian, to prevent public support and to extradite him to US via Sweden. I read everything about the Swedish case. It’s a sham. There was no unconsensual sex or any abusive conduct. It’s a spy op and nothing else.— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) 14 апреля 2019 г.
The comment comes just a day after over 70 UK MPs signed a letter urging authorities to prioritise Sweden's extradition request over that of the US if Stockholm appeals to London.
Since 2012, Julian Assange had been residing in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced a probe over allegations of sexual assault. Assange has denied those allegations and called them politically motivated, stressing they were pressed soon after the classified US docs were leaked in order to extradite him to the US.