Swedish Police Report In Julian Assange Case Leaked
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange became famous for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified government document over the Internet. Now it appears the table's have turned on Assange, the confidential 68-page document detailing his alleged sex crimes was leaked to The Guardian.
The police report, which covers a four-day period in August when the alleged sexual misconduct took place, sheds new light on the allegations against the 39-year-old Assange. It was released on Saturday by The Guardian.
Assange is accused by two women of sexual assault.
According to The Guardian, one of the accusers, Miss A:
stated that he began stroking her leg as they drank tea, before he pulled off her clothes and snapped a necklace that she was wearing. According to her statement she "tried to put on some articles of clothing as it was going too quickly and uncomfortably but Assange ripped them off again". Miss A 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", and so she allowed him to undress her.
According to the statement, Miss A then realised he was trying to have unprotected sex with her. She told police that she had tried a number of times to reach for a condom but Assange had stopped her by holding her arms and pinning her legs. The statement records Miss A describing how Assange then released her arms and agreed to use a condom, but she told the police that at some stage Assange had "done something" with the condom that resulted in it becoming ripped, and ejaculated without withdrawing.
Assange has disputed the woman's account, claiming that the sex was consensual and that he was not aware that the condom had broke.
The second accuser, Miss W, claimed Assange had sex with her while she was sleeping.
Miss W told police that though they started to have sex, Assange had not wanted to wear a condom, and she had moved away because she had not wanted unprotected sex. Assange had then lost interest, she said, and fallen asleep. However, during the night, they had both woken up and had sex at least once when "he agreed unwillingly to use a condom".
Early the next morning, Miss W told police, she had gone to buy breakfast before getting back into bed and falling asleep beside Assange. She had awoken to find him having sex with her, she said, but when she asked whether he was wearing a condom he said no.
Assange has denied any wrongdoing in the allegations brought against him by Miss W, and claims the sex between them was also consensual.
The police report also shows that the two women contacted authorities only after they spoke with each other and discovered their experiences with the Wikileaks founder were similar.
Assange was released from a British jail on Thursday after he was granted bail.
Read the report from The Guardian here.