AceShowbiz - Pamela Anderson has expressed her outrage over the arrest of her friend Julian Assange in a series of tweets.
The WikiLeaks co-founder was arrested on Thursday, April 11, after spending seven years in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, on a warrant issued by Westminster Magistrates' Court in June 2012 for failing to surrender to the court.
The former "Baywatch" actress struck up an unlikely friendship with Assange during his time at the embassy and has publicly declared her love for him, despite insisting they are just friends.
Sharing footage of a dishevelled and handcuffed Assange being removed from the embassy by a group of men, Anderson expressed her anger across a series of tweets.
"I am in shock... He looks very bad How could you Equador (sic)? (Because he exposed you)," she began. "How could you UK. ? Of course - you are America's b**ch and you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bulls**t."
I am in shock..— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019
I couldn’t hear clearly what he said?
He looks very bad.
How could you Equador ?
(Because he exposed you).
How could you UK. ?
Of course - you are America’s bitch and
you need a diversion from your idiotic Brexit bullshit.
She then took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump, calling him a "toxic coward" who has "taken the entire world backwards".
And the USA ?— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019
This toxic coward of a President
He needs to rally his base? -
You are selfish and cruel.
You have taken the entire world backwards.
You are devils and liars and thieves.
And you will ROTT
WE WILL RISE ✊
"Julian Assange is a HERO for the people," she continued. "And the people will not allow this vile injustice - He was right all along. He will be EXTRADITED. It's confirmed ! It's time for a change. My friends at @DiEM_25 (Democracy in Europe Movement 2025) are a step in the right direction. Your vote is an initial step."
Julian Assange is a HERO for the people.— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019
And the people
will not allow this vile injustice -
He was right all along.
He will be EXTRADITED. It’s confirmed !
It’s time for a change
My friends at @DiEM_25 are a step in the right direction. Your vote is an initial step.
She also shared a link to a web page which accepts donations to the WikiLeaks' official Defence Fund.
In November 2010, Swedish officials issued an arrest warrant for the Australian-born computer programmer in relation to allegations of sexual assault and rape, which he denied. The 47-year-old claimed that he would be extradited from Sweden to the United States due to his role in publishing secret American documents, and after being unsuccessful in his challenge to the extradition proceedings, he breached his bail.
He was granted asylum by Ecuador in August 2012, but it was confirmed last year (2018) that officials were in talks with U.K. authorities to withdraw it.
Shortly after Anderson's tweets, it was announced that Assange had been "further arrested" on "an extradition warrant" on behalf of U.S. authorities. U.S. Justice Department officials later revealed he had been charged with conspiracy to commit computer intrusion for allegedly helping former soldier Chelsea Manning crack the password to a classified U.S. government computer in March 2010. He faces a maximum penalty of five years in prison if convicted.
Assange appeared in Westminster Magistrates' Court on Thursday afternoon and was found guilty of failing to surrender to authorities in June 2012 by District Judge Michael Snow.