Pamela Anderson has called on Kim Kardashian to help free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Julian is currently in the maximum security HM Prison Belmarsh in the U.K., where he is serving a 50-week sentence for skipping bail by holing up in the Ecuadorean embassy in June 2012. He was arrested in Britain in 2010 as Swedish authorities sought to extradite him to investigate two women’s allegations of sexual assault and rape.
Pamela has demanding the Australian computer whizz, who is also facing extradition to the U.S. on charges relating to his role in publishing secret American documents, to be freed – and now wants reality star turned prison reform campaigner Kim to help him.
“He needs all the help he can get,” she told a reporter from U.S. website The Blast, at LAX Airport, before calling on America’s President Donald Trump to pardon Julian.
Speaking to reporters after visiting him in Belmarsh last month, the Baywatch star said: “He does not deserve to be in a supermax (maximum security) prison. He has never committed a violent act. He is an innocent person. He is a good man, he is an incredible person. I love him, I can’t imagine what he has been going through.”
Kim is currently studying to become a lawyer and has earned praise for her role in securing the freedom of low level drug offenders Jeffrey Stringer and Alice Marie Johnson, who had both been serving life sentences behind bars following decades-old convictions.
Julian was arrested at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in April after his asylum status was revoked by officials. He had been there for nearly seven years avoiding British authorities, who he claimed were planning to send him to the U.S. rather than Sweden.
Following his recent arrest, Swedish prosecutors announced they are reopening their rape investigation, which they dropped in 2017 as they were unable to interview him as required by their laws.