Speaking to celebrity reporter Harvey Levin on his show OBJECTified, which airs on Fox News, Pamela Anderson has opened up on her “romantic” connection with the world’s most renowned whistleblower, Julian Assange.
“He’s definitely an interesting person and there’s definitely a romantic kind of connection ‘cause it’s a romantic struggle. We have this closeness… he’s not close to people like he is to me,” she said.
The former Playboy icon, who is now dating French footballer Adil Rami, revealed that she had first met Assange to learn how to be a “more effective” activist – and since then, she has regularly visited the Australian, bringing him vegan food, which has become their tradition.
Anderson further spilled the beans over their joint plans:
“We want to help create career activists. We’re going to choose ten activists a year for ten years and pay their salaries no matter where they are in the world. It’ll be very diverse, too. It won’t just be, you know, more digital.”
Earlier this year, she told the Hollywood Reporter that she was concerned for his health after Ecuador announced its decision to deprive the refugee of Internet access and visitor privileges.
“He’s cut off from everybody. The air and light quality [at the embassy] is terrible because he can't keep his windows open and he can't get any sunlight. Even prisoners can go outside, but he can't,” she said back in May.
In March, Assange, who has been living in the Ecuadorian Embassy since 2012 after being accused of sexual assault and rape in Sweden, was cut off from the outside world by the government of Ecuador.
Even though Swedish authorities dropped their sexual assault case against Assange in May 2017, the outstanding UK arrest warrant against him, issued for breach of bail conditions related to those charges, remains in force.
The whistleblower, thus, cannot leave the South American state’s embassy without being arrested and possibly extradited to the United States, where he, in turn, would supposedly face charges of espionage and leaking of thousands of classified and sensitive documents related to military operations.