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Pamela Anderson Explains Why She Went On “Public Missions” To Help Julian Assange In New Memoir

Pamela Anderson’s unlikely relationship with Julian Assange isn’t just superficial, with the actress and author expressing in her memoir a deep bond with the WikiLeaks founder based on mutual respect Love, Pamela.

The Baywatch actress described in her newly released book, out Tuesday (coinciding with the release of her Netflix doc Pamela, a love story), how she would regularly visit Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. She added that their friendship didn’t end when he was sent to the supermax prison, Belmarsh, saying he asked if she was the first to visit him.

“It was a shocking experience — the five checkpoints, the yelling and yelling as we walked through the yard” to go through a separate entrance, Anderson explained in her book. “It was the most terrifying place I’ve ever visited. …[Assange] doesn’t belong there.”

Assange came under international fire in 2010 after he published several classified documents provided by US Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning. He has been the subject of investigations in a handful of counties and also faces more than a dozen indictments in the United States.

The model has clearly expressed her views on Assange’s incarceration, saying she has taken on “public missions” to try and bring positive attention to his case. “I was trying to find smarter ways to help my friend, to draw attention to Julian’s wrongful incarceration,” Anderson said, even booking a commercial in Australia so she could meet his mother.

“She came to my hotel room and met me with a warm hug, a strong hug, just like her son,” she explained in the memoir. “I had brought the cash she needed, as a donation, which she used to send two members of parliament to visit Julian in prison.”

The Home improvement actress said she felt compelled to fight smear campaigns against Assange. While in Australia, she had written to the then Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, hoping to meet him and ask the government for help. “He reacted rudely in the press saying he would love to meet me if he could bring some of his buddies,” she wrote. “That was not well received – women were not impressed by his insensitive remarks, which by then had reached the international press.”

Anderson believes they would do nothing to help for fear of the United States.

As she struggled to get the attention and help Assange feels so deserving, she added that his mother, Christine, gave her advice to try and help her with her mission as an activist. Anderson said his mother told her that while she deserves more respect from people, she doesn’t get it because of the “way I had used my image.”

Although she said she appreciated her concern and advice, Anderson responded, “I am who I am, which is a combination of everything I know, and I’ve always believed that striving to be a sensual person , or being sexy shouldn’t be against intelligence. Women fought hard so we don’t have to limit ourselves. And this confirmed to me that I had to use everything I had even more to get attention for what was right. ”

When speaking against The Hollywood Reporter about his Netflix movie, Pamela, a love story director Ryan White explained that the documentary spends as little time as possible on Anderson’s relationship with Assange, as she writes about it in the memoir.

“Everyone has strong feelings about Assange from every angle, but Pamela is so attracted to Julian Assange because she sees him as the most extreme example of transparency and the truth,” White said. ‘That’s been a red thread through Pamela’s whole life. You can trace that back to her parents and honesty and relationships. Pamela is just desperate for straight-up honesty and romance in all senses. She sees Assange and WikiLeaks as the extreme version of speaking truth to power. So it felt important to show that as an extension of that, but not necessarily go into, was that another friend of yours? I asked, of course, but it’s not in the cut because it didn’t feel important to the story we were telling.”

Adding: “So we’re not going to get into: Was there a romantic relationship?” The press can ask Pamela. She will go into more detail in her memoirs.”

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