Assange’s lawyers mad over leaked report detailing his rape charges

Monday, December 20, 2010

NEW YORK - WikiLeaks boss Julian Assange’s lawyers and supporters are furious over someone leaking the confidential police report detailing graphic rape allegations against him.

According to the Australian newspaper, Assange’s Swedish lawyer, Bjorn Hurtig, plans to lodge a formal complaint and demand that Swedish cops investigate how such sensitive material was leaked.

“I do not know who has given these documents to the media, but the purpose can only be one thing: trying to make Julian look bad,” the New York Daily News quoted Hurtig as saying.

Last week, the Guardian printed new details of the rape accusations.

According to the leaked police report, one of the two accusers-human rights activist ‘Miss A’-said Assange was her houseguest in Stockholm this summer when he began to make advances as they drank tea.

She said he began pulling off her clothes roughly, and snapped her necklace. She said she tried to get dressed because “it was going too quickly and uncomfortably” but Assange ripped her clothes off again.

She told police that she didn’t want to go any further “but that it was too late to stop Assange, as she had gone along with it so far.”

She said she let him undress her but when he began having unprotected sex with her, she tried several times to get a condom. Assange, she says, “stopped her by holding her arms and pinning her legs.”

Eventually, she said he agreed to put on a condom, but she suspected he had “done something” to it because it ripped.

“Not only had it been the world’s worst screw, it had also been violent,” Miss A told a friend the next day.

However, Assange had denied any wrongdoing and speculated the CIA planted the woman.

The second woman, “Miss W,” consented to sex with Assange that same weekend, according to the leaked police report, but when she insisted when he wore a condom, he “lost interest” and fell asleep.

She said she awoke the next morning to find Assange having sex with her without a condom.

The Guardian report said the women went to police not to seek prosecution but to make him take an AIDS test.

Assange’s British lawyer has said his client took an AIDS test sometime later and he is not infected. (ANI)

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