Actress Pamela Anderson plays down Assange romance rumors

Pamela Anderson has spoken of her "love" for rumoured partner Julian Assange, calling him the "strongest" person she knows.

The former Playboy model has now gushed about the WikiLeaks founder in her blog, as he continues to seek political asylum at London's Ecuadorian Embassy. To make matters more interesting, the 49-year-old Canadian-American actress chimed in on the rumors by posting a rather lengthy blog post about Mr Assange.

"Let's see what happens when he's free".

The Australian journalist is now holed up at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been in exile for the past four years in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. He claims he is innocent.

According to AOL, Mr Assange has been living in a political asylum for almost five years at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. "My relationship with Julian It's no secret, He is one of my favorite people- and he might be the most famous, most politicized refugee of our time", she wrote. Famous for being persecuted.

"The truth is- Julian has ruffled a few very powerful feathers- who will stop at nothing to discredit him, or worse", she continued.

"Julian is trying to free the world by educating it", Anderson said.

Anderson, who gained fame as the star of the hit TV show Baywatch in the 1990s, has more recently focused her attention on humanitarian work and activism.

But in a post on March 22, she referred to Assange as simply a "dear friend". "He's the good guy... and I admire him greatly".

Speaking to RT's Going Underground in February, Anderson said Assange has "committed no crime". "Pamela has visited Julian a number of times", Anderson's publicist told People in a statement.

In February 2016, a United Nations panel ruled that Mr Assange should be allowed to go free as he had been "arbitrarily detained" and should get compensation. "Everyone in the world has benefited because of WikiLeaks - he has sacrificed so much", said Ms Anderson.

  • Salvatore Jensen