Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson exploded on Twitter in defense of her friend, WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange, after he was arrested Thursday.
The 51-year-old actress ranted about President Trump, the U.S. and the U.K. after Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian embassy in London
Anderson began her series of tweets with, “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 bulls–t.”
Another tweet said, “And the USA? 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 And WE WILL RISE.”
And the USA ?
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 ✊
— Pamela Anderson (@pamfoundation) April 11, 2019
It has been long rumored that Anderson was more than just friends with Assange. She visited him multiple times during the seven years he spent at the embassy in London seeking refuge from an extradition order to Sweden over a sexual assault case that has since been dropped, according to BBC News.
Anderson appeared at a Democracy in Europe Movement event where she lamented on her four and five-hour conversations with Assange, adding that she “missed his voice.”
“He could have been anything in the world & he chose to sacrifice himself for all of us so we know what our governments are doing,” she said.
— DiEM25 (@DiEM_25) April 12, 2019
Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno withdrew asylum from Assange and said the country had “reached its limit on the behavior of Mr. Assange,” prompting London authorities to arrest him on a U.S. extradition order.
Moreno said, “The most recent incident occurred in January 2019, when Wikileaks leaked Vatican documents. This and other publications have confirmed the world’s suspicion that Mr. Assange is still linked to WikiLeaks and therefore involved in interfering in internal affairs of other states.”
The Wikileaks co-founder is being charged with conspiracy for collaborating with former U.S. Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning, who downloaded classified files from Pentagon computers and published them on WikiLeaks in one of the biggest ever government leaks.
Assange faces up to five years in jail for his charges in the U.S, which the Justice Department said is “one of the largest compromises of classified information in the history of the United States.”