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Pam Anderson blasts Australian PM for ‘lewd’ reply to her Julian Assange plea

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Former Baywatch star Pamela Anderson is furious at Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison for his “lewd” comments.

In a 60 Minutes Australia interview earlier this month, Anderson asked the PM to protect and repatriate her close friend, Melbourne-born Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to Australia.

“Get Julian his passport back, and take him back to Australia and be proud of him. And throw him a parade when he gets home,” Anderson requests.

When the PM was asked in a radio interview about Anderson’s comments, he replied, “Well no, first of all, but next, I’ve had plenty of mates who’ve asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort the issue out with Pamela Anderson.”

The actress was disappointed with Morrison’s response and described it as lewd and smutty in her open letter published on the Daily Beast this weekend. She added: “I am hopeful Australia now has a leader with strength and conviction enough to bring him home. Australia and the world are watching how you treat your citizen, your publisher, in dire need of help from his own government.”

Anderson has been passionately defending Assange, who’s been granted a political asylum in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. He’s currently under investigation by the U.S. for leaking classified diplomatic cables and other government secret records. In her interview with 60 Minutes Australia, Anderson recalls having started to visit Assange just over two years ago, for about three hours at a time. Although she described having a “romantic struggle with Assange,” it isn’t about “holding hands.” She clarifies: “We don’t have a romantic relationship like that, but I feel very close to him. And I feel closer to him than a lot of people have and he trusts me.”

Anderson and Assange might be an unexpected alliance, but the U.S.-Canadian star still believes that she’s valuable to Assange, “ I think people think he’s a computer screen and I humanize him.”

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Julie Ann Nealega

Julie Ann Nealega

Julie Ann Nealega is a multimedia journalist based in Manila, Philippines. She is a trained investigative reporter with extensive experience in the field as a segment producer and researcher. She’s produced multiple award-winning investigative documentaries with ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. She's a co-founder of Postcards From Disasters, a social media-driven campaign fighting for the human rights of disaster victims. She's also managing a Philippine organ donation advocacy platform.