Now this should be interesting, and less intimidating to the U.S. Government…uh, on second thought…
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Tuesday the Swedish women who have accused him of sexual assault had got into a “tizzy” about the possibility they had caught a sexually transmitted disease from him.
Assange told the BBC that one account of what happened in August — the month at the centre of allegations against him — was that the two women had panicked when they found out they had both slept with him and went to police who “bamboozled” them.
He insisted he was fighting a Swedish extradition warrant because he believes “no natural justice” would occur in Sweden.
“There are some serious problems with the Swedish prosecution,” he said in an interview from the mansion of a wealthy supporter in eastern England where he must stay as part of his bail conditions.
Sweden wants Britain to extradite the 39-year-old Australian to face questioning over allegations from two women that he raped one of them and sexually assaulted the other in Stockholm in August.
Assange claimed that the Swedish authorities had asked that his Swedish lawyer be “gagged”, adding that his offers to be interviewed by video link or by Swedish officials in Britain had been rejected.
“I don’t need to be at the beck and call of people making allegations,” he said. More…
- Assange ‘natural justice’ concern (bbc.co.uk)
- Julian Assange: No “Natural Justice” in Sweden (cbsnews.com)
- WikiLeaks: Julian Assange claims women who made accusations of sexual assault ‘got into a tizzy’ (telegraph.co.uk)
- Assange case ‘flawed’ (theage.com.au)
- Assange defiant over extradition (bbc.co.uk)
- Assange: “I’ve Never Had A Problem Before With Women” [Leaky] (jezebel.com)
- Do accusations of conspiracy against Julian Assange stand up? Part 1 (liberalconspiracy.org)