PAMELA & JU­LIAN’S BIZARRE RE­LA­TION­SHIP

WHY SHE SUP­PORTS HIM

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AC­TRESS PAMELA AN­DER­SON IS urg­ing Aus­tralia’s Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son to get be­hind Wik­ileaks founder Ju­lian As­sange and to “take him back to Aus­tralia”.

In an in­ter­view with 60 Min­utes on Nov. 4, the an­i­mal-rights ac­tivist, 51, opened up about her friend­ship with As­sange, whom she met two years ago. “I wanted to meet him be­cause I wanted to ask him how to be a more ef­fec­tive ac­tivist,” An­der­son said, adding they have a spe­cial re­la­tion­ship.

“We don’t have a ro­man­tic re­la­tion­ship like that, but I feel close to him. And I feel closer to him than a lot of peo­ple have and he trusts me.”

As­sange, 47, has been granted asy­lum at the Ecuadorean Em­bassy in Lon­don, where he has stayed since 2012, af­ter leak­ing clas­si­fied mil­i­tary and diplo­matic doc­u­ments. •

“I was fas­ci­nated by him,” An­der­son says of As­sange.

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