Pamela Anderson's self-described "romantic connection" with Julian Assange, as reported by Fox News, suddenly spices up the long-running investigation of Wikileaks' connections to Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election.
Assange has remained sequestered, for the time being, in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, where he has been given diplomatic asylum after his controversial website Wikileaks published thousands of confidential defense and diplomatic documents in 2010.
Arresting Assange is a U.S. "priority," Attorney General Jeff Sessions has said.
Rumors about the relationship between the Wikileaks founder and the former “Baywatch” star and Playboy model have been swirling for months and have drawn the attention of FBI, which said it may want to interview Anderson about her time spent with Assange, The Sun reported.
She has said she wouldn’t mind being questioned by the FBI.
Anderson has been a frequent visitor to the Wikileaks founder since they were introduced in 2014, and she spoke about their relationship on “OBJECTified” which aired Sunday night on Fox News.
"He’s definitely an interesting person, and there’s definitely a romantic kind of connection 'cause it’s a romantic struggle," she said, according to Fox News
Anderson expressed concern after the Ecuadorean embassy in London had revoked Assange’s visitor privileges and Internet access, saying she was worried about his health and well-being, The New York Post’s Page Six reported.
She said Assange has been "wrongly accused of so many things," amid the investigation into the 2016 election interference in which Wikileaks reportedly played a role for distributing private emails from the Democratic National Committee that were reportedly hacked and sent to Assange's website.
The hacking led to the ouster of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz as DNC chair just before the party’s convention and has reverberated politically since.
As Ecuador works to finalize the process of withdrawing its asylum protection from Assange and turn him over to British authorities, Anderson and Assange's relationship will likely be pulled into press coverage of whatever happens to him.
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