Pamela Anderson visits Julian Assange in prison, says he's been 'cut off from everybody' including his children
Anderson's visit marked Assange's first social meeting since he was arrested after being hauled out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London in April
Former Baywatch actress Pamela Anderson reportedly met WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday at Belmarsh high-security prison.
Anderson's visit marked Assange's first social meeting since he was arrested after being hauled out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London in April.
Anderson, after her meeting with Assange, released a statement saying: "He does not deserve to be in a supermax prison. He has never committed a violent act. He's an innocent person."
The actress added that Assange has been "cut off from everybody," including his children, and does not have access to any kind of information in the prison.
"He's a good man, he's an incredible person, I love him and I can't imagine what he's been going through," Anderson added.
Assange is a dear friend of the actress who visited the WikiLeaks founder multiple times during his seven-year stay in the embassy. There have also been speculations about the nature of the duo's relationship.
WikiLeaks Editor-in-Chief Kristinn Hrafnsson accompanied Anderson on Tuesday and said that the pair were "quite emotional" after the visit. Assange has reportedly been forced to spend 23 hours in his cell every day.
"It is for me shocking to see my friend, an intellectual, a publisher, a journalist. A man who has transformed the world of journalism with his work sitting in a high-security prison," Hrafnsson said. "Someone said that you could judge the civilization of a society by visiting its prisons and frankly I have to say from my heart that this visit did not reflect well on this society here."
Assange was arrested on April 11 when Ecuador withdrew the 47-year-old's asylum and invited British police to take him out of the embassy. The Ecuadorian authorities cited Assange's bad behavior as a reason for their abrupt actions.
The Australian was subsequently handed a prison term of a nearly a year on May 1 for skipping bail in 2012 when he sought political asylum from the Ecuadorian embassy.
The whistleblower was wanted for questioning in Sweden over sexual assault and rape allegations. He has denied any wrongdoings and has stated his fear of being extradited to the US for his work with WikiLeaks as the prime reason for seeking asylum.