Pamela Anderson has penned an open letter to Julian Assange in which she praises his “sexy” courage and demands that the United Kingdom allow him to walk free.
In the post entitled ‘Why My Heart Stands With Julian’, published on her website on Sunday, the former Baywatch star called on world leaders, including UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn and French president Emmanuel Macron, to agitate for the Australian’s freedom.
“Thinking of Julian makes me wonder, what is the sexiest quality in a man? Surely the sexiest qualities in a man are bravery and courage,” she wrote.
“Seven years ago, Julian’s quest for justice led him into a confrontation with the strongest power in the world. Julian was and still is crusading for justice and truth. He was trying to show the world the murders that had been committed in Iraq. …
“Julian won, and we all benefited from this. He took on the Leviathan and won. That is sexy.”
Mr Assange has been hiding in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for almost five years in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face charges of rape.
A Swedish prosecutor has since discontinued the investigation. However, the British government has not cancelled its own warrant for Mr Assange’s arrest, on the charge of skipping bail.
The actress branded Britain’s Theresa May the “worst prime minister in living memory” because she refused to allow Mr Assange to leave.
“Theresa May, who is on her last legs. Theresa May of the pyhrric victory. Theresa May, who won’t shake the hand of the victims of the Grenfell fire. Who doesn’t care about poor people. Who doesn’t care about justice or peace. Who doesn’t care about Julian.”
Ms Anderson also invited French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the July opening of her new restaurant in France, and asked him to grant Mr Assange asylum.
“This is an emergency! I am reaching out, with honest diplomacy, to leaders who can make a difference to Julian’s plight. At this time, there is such potential for big, galvanising actions that would inspire the world to activism!”
The ex-playboy model signed the letter: “I love you, Pamela.”
This is quite something: https://t.co/YuqJvZeBGK
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) June 17, 2017