MODEL and actress Pamela Anderson posted a photo of herself in a bikini and called on outgoing President Donald Trump on Monday afternoon to pardon her rumored ex-lover, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
In her black-and-white swimsuit photo, the former Baywatch star held a sign stating, “Bring Julian Assange home Australia,” referencing his country of birth.
Pamela Anderson tweeted two black-and-white photos of herself calling on President Donald Trump to free Julian Assange[/caption]
Pamela Anderson tweeted at President Donald Trump, asking him to pardon Julian Assange[/caption]
Anderson, 53, also shared a photo of herself in satin-looking, long-sleeved wrap dress, holding a sign that read, “I am Julian Assange #FreeAssange.”
She captioned both photos on Twitter with: “@POTUS please #pardonjulianassange.”
Anderson and Assange, 49, supposedly dated when he lived at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London from 2012 to 2019 to avoid espionage charges in the US and a rape allegation in Sweden.
Assange in 2006 started Wikileaks, which publishes confidential documents and images, and came under the international spotlight in 2010 after exposing classified documents from then-US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning.
Model Pamela Anderson shared two black-and-white photos of herself calling for Julian Assange to be freed[/caption]
Julian Assange founded Wikileaks in 2006 and came under international attention in 2010 [/caption]
Among the leaks were videos of American soldiers shooting civilians from a helicopter in Baghdad, and Iraq and Afghanistan war logs.
Assange has been held at Belmarsh prison in London for the past 19 months as he fights extradition to the US.
On Monday, Anderson also tweeted the link to an online event launching a book of portraits of Assange supporters around the world, which her photos seemed to be tied to.
The book is part of the Courage Foundation’s #WeAreMillions arts project showing global support for Assange’s fight against extradition.
Pamela Anderson was rumored to have dated Julian Assange while he lived at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London[/caption]
“#WeAreMillions features striking black-and-white images of supporters holding signs that express simply and clearly why they are standing up for Assange,” the book’s webpage states.
The images “aim to convey the breadth of recognition that Assange’s persecution represents a threat to journalistic freedom and whistle-blowing everywhere,” it states.
According to the book’s webpage, “the Trump administration wants to prosecute Assange for publishing US government documents in 2010 that exposed war crimes, previously uncounted civilian casualties, and human rights abuses.”
As of Monday night, Trump had not publicly commented on Anderson’s request.
Assange is accused of plotting with Manning to break an encrypted US Department of Defense computer password.
If convicted, Assange could face 175 years in prison.
Anderson met Assange through fashion designer Dame Vivienne Westwood and was photographed visiting him at the Ecuadorian Embassy.
The former Playboy model wrote on her blog at the time that Assange should not be “illegally detained” and that he was only “trying to help.”
Julian Assange is accused of plotting with then-US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break an encrypted US Department of Defense computer password[/caption]
Anderson said in a poem in 2017 that Assange “is one of my favorite people” and that he is the “most politicized refugee of our time.”
Last year, the former Playboy model wrote that Assange had been “cut off from everybody” including his two children and confessed, “I love him and I can’t imagine what he’s been going through.”
Anderson’s Twitter plea comes after Stella Morris—Assange’s girlfriend and the mother of their two sons—tweeted photos of them on Thanksgiving and asked Trump to pardon him.
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“These are Julian’s sons Max and Gabriel. They need their father. Our family needs to be whole again,” Morris wrote.
“I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas.”
Trump pardoned former national security adviser Michael Flynn in late November.