Pamela Anderson said Julian Assange is in danger, but the actress declined to reveal the nature of her relationship with the WikiLeaks founder, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Anderson, 50, who is currently living in Marseille, France, with new boyfriend, soccer player Adil Rami, 32, told the celebrity publication that she and Assange met "years ago" and were introduced by punk designer Vivienne Westwood.
The Hollywood Reporter said that while Anderson was skittish about describing the relationship, she revealed that she has visited him "many" times at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where he has been for the past six years to avoid extradition to Sweden and the United States.
"We talk about everything," Anderson told the publication of her relationship with Assange. "We talk about the Bible, we talk about what's happening with my kids, what's happening with his family. It's not just about politics, even though I do take a lot of notes and it's so overwhelming, the information he gives me."
WikiLeaks played a role in the 2016 presidential elections, doling out private emails from the Democratic National Committee that were reportedly hacked and sent to Assange's rebel website, leading to the ouster of chair, U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz just before its convention.
Politico reported that WikiLeaks posted dozens of emails showing her staff working to undermine the insurgent campaign of Vermont U.S. Sen, Bernie Sanders in order to aid Hillary Clinton.
Anderson told The Hollywood Reporter that she believes Assange is in danger and has not talked with him in nearly a month after the Ecuadorean government cut off his Internet access.
"He's been wrongly accused of so many things," Anderson told the publication. "But this is a way of keeping him down and keeping him ineffective. He's just ruffling the feathers of people that are powerful. I always try to humanize him because people think he's a robot or he's a computer screen or he's not this human being.
"He's so misunderstood … especially in Hollywood, and really hated, because of the Clinton monopoly on the media," Anderson added.
The Hollywood Reporter said Anderson developed a relationship with Russian President Vladimir Putin after she wrote a letter to him in 2015 asking that a shipping vessel carrying endangered fin whale meat be blocked from Russian waters.
The actress has visited the Kremlin, and Putin even invited her to his latest inauguration so that she could hand him flowers at the ceremony, but she could not attend, The Hollywood Reporter wrote.
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