British Politician Takes Heat For Defending Assange's "Bad Sexual Etiquette"
The Associated Press reported Tuesday George Galloway has taken some heat from his political party's leader after a video blog posted Sunday.
The leftist politician suggested Assange demonstrated "bad sexual etiquette," but added that "whatever else it is, it is not rape.
Assange is currently hiding in the Ecuador Embassy in London to avoid extradition to Sweden following accusations by two woman of sexual molestation, coercion and rape.
“Even taken at its worst," Galloway said, apparently fully prepared to insert his foot into his mouth, "if the allegations made by these two women were true, 100 percent true, and even if a camera in the room captured them, they don’t constitute rape. At least not rape as anyone with any sense can possibly recognize it."
A Britain-based charity Rape Crisis called Galloway's description "offensive and deeply concerning."
Galloway defensed his remarks in a follow-up statement Tuesday, but British courts are sticking by the assertion of rape in the WikiLeaks founder's appeal hearings.