Pamela Anderson defends Julian Assange: She insists in interview that her friend is simply misunderstood

Anderson won't say if she's dating Assange, but she is concerned for his "well-being and safety"

Published April 7, 2017 10:59AM (EDT)

Pamela Anderson     (AP/Colin Young-wolff)
Pamela Anderson (AP/Colin Young-wolff)

Pamela Anderson isn't doing a great job hiding her budding romance. Although she still won't technically admit dating WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, she has quickly become his staunchest public defender.

“Julian is trying to free the world by educating it. It is a romantic struggle — I love him for this,” Anderson told People. “I understand that our ‘affair’ and the curiosity surrounding that might bring some attention to his situation. That’s fine, but I’d rather not go into private details. Let’s just say everyone deserves love.”

Despite, not wanting to "go into private details," Anderson has repeatedly dubbed Assange "one of her favorite people." She also wrote on her website last week that her relationship with the leaker is "no secret."

Anderson expanded on this statement to People on Thursday. “We talk about the world,” she said. “He’s a very good teacher. Julian is one of my favorite people. He is a refugee. He might be the most famous refugee of our time — famous for being persecuted.”

Anderson insists that Assange is misunderstood by most people. “He’s a good person who cares about the world,” she said. “He is a kind and deeply empathetic person. He is funny, sensitive, romantic, surprisingly resourceful. He’s a good man.”

Anderson went on to say that she is concerned for Assange's "well-being and safety" — but it might be Anderson's well-being that warrants concern. She told People:

"I’m very moody. I wouldn’t say I’m a happy person. I’m tormented and love sick always. It’s hard to find relief sometimes. I’m trying to not feel lonely. But, I hurt a lot about so many things.  I’m a romantic – it makes my stomach hurt."

By Rachel Leah

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