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‘Bikini-Clad’ Pamela Anderson Urges Trump to Pardon Wikileaks Founder Assange
Svetlana Ekimenko, Sputnik News, Dec 8 2020

Former actress and model Pamela Anderson has urged Donald Trump to pardon Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, posting a photo of herself in a scanty bikini on Twitter to get the attention of the sitting President. The pic shows her also holding a sign stating “Bring Julian Assange home Australia.” In another image, the whistleblower’s longtime friend is wearing what looks like a satin, long-sleeved wrap dress, holding a sign that reads, “I am Julian Assange.”

The ex-Baywatch star, 53, also tweeted the link to an online event launching a book of portraits of Assange supporters around the world on Monday. The book, part of the Courage Foundation’s #WeAreMillions arts project, seeks to demonstrate global support for Assange.

Pamela Anderson has previously made numerous appeals to authorities to release Julian Assange during his asylum in the Ecuadorian embassy in London and since his incarceration in the UK. The Twitter posts by Pamela Anderson follow a Thanksgiving call addressed to Trump to pardon Assange from Stella Morris, the whistleblower’s girlfriend and mother of their two sons. Morris had posted a picture of herself with the two children, tweeting that they “needed their Father.”

There has not yet been any official comment from Donald Trump on Anderson’s request. Pamela Anderson, who has been photographed visiting Assange multiple times during his seven-year stint at the Ecuadorian Embassy, previously made numerous appeals to authorities to release Julian Assange, who has been in Belmarsh high-security prison in London, for 19 months, fighting extradition to the US. The former Baywatch star was also Julian Assange’s first visitor since he was sent to Belmarsh prison in south-east London, other than one of his lawyers, arriving wrapped in a grey blanket emblazoned with words including “free speech.”

In early October the star appeared on Fox News’ “Mornings with Maria” programme in early October to talk about Assange’s case, saying:

To see him be crucified like this is difficult for me, because I know him as such a mild-mannered, sweet man and he’s doing the best he can. I hope that President Trump will pardon Julian Assange. That’s my wish.

Pamela Anderson issues racy bikini-clad plea to Donald Trump to pardon Julian Assange, Dec 8 2020

Former Baywatch star turned activist Pamela Anderson has once again urged US President Donald Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, this time, posting a bikini photoshoot in a bid to get her message across. Anderson posted a stripped-down photo of herself on Twitter, posing in a bikini holding aloft a sign that read, “Bring Julian Assange home, Australia,” and tagged the official government Twitter handle of the US president. The 53-year-old bombshell made use of her platform and profile in an effort to capture the attention of the outgoing US president and potentially even his successor Joe Biden.

Anderson visited Assange multiple times during his seven-year exile in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London before he was handed over to the British police by the Ecuadorian authorities. The film and TV star was also reportedly Assange’s first visitor, outside of his legal team, when he was moved to London’s Belmarsh prison. Fans enthusiastically backed Anderson’s efforts, and her post quickly garnered thousands of ‘likes’ on Twitter. Comments included these:

The Canadian also recently showed her support for victims of London’s devastating Grenfell Tower fire, sharing a snap of herself on Instagram posing in a commemorative T-shirt.

President Trump has yet to officially comment on Anderson’s request to pardon Assange, which was echoed by Edward Snowden, himself taking refuge from the US authorities in Russia. Meanwhile, Anderson also promoted a book of portraits of Assange’s many supporters around the globe, with proceeds going towards the Courage Foundation, which defends Assange, along with fellow whistleblowers Snowden, Chelsea Manning and Jeremy Hammond, all of whom have fallen foul of the intelligence services and government of the US in one form or another.

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