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Pamela Anderson dons bikini, asks President Trump to pardon Julian Assange

Pamela Anderson (Pamela Anderson Foundation/Released)

Pamela Anderson is stripping down to a bikini in hopes of getting President Donald Trump’s attention.

The former “Baywatch” star and Playboy model shared two black-and-white photos on Twitter Monday, including one of herself in a two-piece swimsuit, while asking Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

“@POTUS please #pardonjulianassange,” Anderson wrote as she held signs that said “Bring Julian Assange home Australia” and “I am Julian Assange.”

The 53-year-old actress was reportedly rumored to have dated Assange, an Australian citizen, when he was living in London’s Ecuadorian Embassy from 2012 to 2019. He sought refuge to avoid rape and sexual assault allegations in Sweden, as well as espionage charges in the United States.

Assange, 49, was evicted from the embassy last year and arrested on allegations he directed former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to leak classified information. The U.S. charged him with violating the Espionage Act by publishing thousands of documents, which included the identities of confidential sources for American armed forces and diplomats.

The Associated Press reports Assange, who has been in a London prison since April 2019, has argued that he is a journalist and entitled to First Amendment protections for publishing leaked documents that exposed U.S. military wrongdoing in Iraq and Afghanistan. They also say the conditions he would face in a U.S. prison would breach his human rights.

According to The Guardian, Assange’s lawyers said earlier this year that ex-Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) claimed Trump offered Assange a pardon if Assange would say Russia was not involved in leaking Democratic emails. The former Republican congressman later denied it, saying Trump had not offered the pardon but Rohrabacher said he would ask Trump to pardon Assange if he denied Russian ties.

Assange’s partner, Stella Moris, has also asked Trump to pardon the WikiLeaks founder.

“These are Julian’s sons Max and Gabriel,” she wrote on Twitter on Thanksgiving, along with a photo of their young children. “They need their father. Our family needs to be whole again. I beg you, please bring him home for Christmas @realDonaldTrump.”

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