Pamela Anderson believes that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is in danger as he remains 'cut off from everybody'
Although Anderson was quite shy about her relationship with Assange, she revealed in her interview that Assange is indeed “one of my favorite people”
Pamela Anderson is finally opening up about her extremely cryptic and private relationship with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and the actress also is extremely worried about Assange's safety and whereabouts. The Baywatch star recently spoke about the dynamics of her relationship with the controversial figure in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter.
In the interview, the 50-year-old recalled the first time she had met Assange was years ago, through punk designer Vivienne Westwood. The two have remained close ever since, and speculations of them being romantically involved have gone around multiple times, owing to Anderson's visits to Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Assange is a refugee at the embassy in London and is claiming political asylum there so as to avoid facing extradition to Sweden over a rape allegation he has long refuted. He is also wanted by the United States for espionage charges in relation to WikiLeaks publishing classified information without permission.
Although Anderson was quite shy about her relationship with Assange, she revealed in her interview that Assange is indeed “one of my favorite people”, and they always have quite lively conversations with each other all the time.
“We talk about everything. We talk about the Bible, we talk about what’s happening with my kids, what’s happening with his family,” she recalled. “It’s not just about politics, even though I do take a lot of notes and it’s so overwhelming, the information he gives me.”
However, the actress believes that Assange is in grave danger, since his Internet services have been cut off by the Ecuadorian embassy, and Anderson was even denied a visit when she went to London to see him in April.
“He’s cut off from everybody,” she told THR. “The air and light quality [at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London] 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.”
“I’m always bringing him vegan food, but he eats very simply,” Anderson continued. “I talked to him on the phone the day [his Internet] was shut off. He sent me an urgent call. And now, nothing.”
Anderson even showed that she's on Assange's side through and through and that she would lend him her support whenever required. “He’s been wrongly accused of so many things,” she said. “But this is a way of keeping him down and keeping him ineffective. He’s just ruffling the feathers of people that are powerful. I always try to humanize him because people think he’s a robot or he’s a computer screen or he’s not this human being.”
She added: “He’s so misunderstood, especially in Hollywood, and really hated, because of the Clinton monopoly on the media.”