Pamela Anderson delivers lunch to Julian Assange
"Baywatch" actress Pamela Anderson retweeted a smiling selfie of Julian Assange on Friday after Sweden dropped its investigation into the Wikileaks founder, reviving intrigue around the couple’s rumoured romance.
Anderson’s blog posts about her numerous trips to the Ecuadorean embassy in London to visit Assange have proved one of the more fascinating aspects of the Australian’s five-year bid to avoid extradition to Sweden to face rape and molestation allegations, which he denies.
Pamela Anderson at the Oxford Union Credit: Oxford Union/REX/Shutterstock
Photographers have snapped Anderson, often carrying take-away food, making numerous visits to the Ecuadorean embassy in the past six months.
Anderson is not Assange’s only celebrity supporter. Pop singer Lady Gaga visited him in 2012 and filmed him for a video that was distributed this week to mark the release from a U.S prison of Chelsea Manning, who provided Wikileaks with more than 700,000 classified U.S. army documents.
"Let’s see what happens when he’s free. But you know I spend probably more time with him than any other man socially, which is very odd," Anderson said in a Swedish TV talk-show appearance in March.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange Credit: AFP/Getty Images
Anderson, who is currently promoting the new Hollywood "Baywatch" movie in which she has a cameo role, made no comment on Friday on the Swedish decision other than to retweet the smiling photo Assange posted of himself in his first reaction to the news.
In April, Anderson said that "our ‘affair’ and the curiosity surrounding that might bring some attention to his situation. That’s fine, but I’d rather not go into private details. Let’s just say everyone deserves love."
Earlier this month, she blogged again about Assange in a post called "We have more than a romantic life," in which she said that the romance rumours were "a distraction when so much is at stake."
The blog post was accompanied by a black-and-white picture of the two of them cheek to cheek.