As it turns out, the full allegations against Assange have been leaked, which is pretty damn ironic. If Assange wasn’t such a total hypocrite he would have leaked them himself. Why should transparency merely apply to governments and not to him?
I read the leaked allegations and they were even worse then I initially thought. Unless they can proof none of it is true, then it’s pretty damn obvious that he is a rapist and a violent one at that. I have made parts bold to show people what rape is, in case anyone’s confused.
Her account to police, which Assange disputes, 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.
On Sunday 15 August, Monica told police, Miss A told her that she thought Assange had torn the condom on purpose. According to Monica, Miss A said Assange was still staying in her flat but they were not having sex because he had “exceeded the limits of what she felt she could accept” and she did not feel safe.
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. “According to her statement, she said: ‘You better not have HIV’ and he answered: ‘Of course not,’ ” but “she couldn’t be bothered to tell him one more time because she had been going on about the condom all night. She had never had unprotected sex before.”
On Wednesday 18 August, according to police records, Miss A told Harold and a friend that Assange would not leave her flat and was sleeping in her bed, although she was not having sex with him and he spent most of the night sitting with his computer. Harold told police he had asked Assange why he was refusing to leave the flat and that Assange had said he was very surprised, because Miss A had not asked him to leave. Miss A says she spent Wednesday night on a mattress and then moved to a friend’s flat so she did not have to be near him. She told police that Assange had continued to make sexual advances to her every day after they slept together and on Wednesday 18 August had approached her, naked from the waist down, and rubbed himself against her.
The number of times he forced these women and the fact that he never bothered to ask for consent or to listen when they told him to stop makes it pretty fucking clear he’s a damn rapist. The CIA never needs to set any of these so called “honeytraps” for him, this guys shouldn’t be around women at all. He is freaking dangerous.
Assange has had three lawyers so far, maybe he’s already up to four, and all of them have lied. They have spread nothing but lies and have tried to divert attention from the rape allegations by constantly implying, when not directly claiming, it is a CIA plot against Wikileaks. The only “defense” they could come up with so far, towards the press, was: “Well uhm, it started out consensually…” Like that gives anyone the right to do whatever to a sex partner. Why of course, when someone agrees to have sex with you that gives you a license to rape them /snark.The lawyers have also repeated made up fake allegations that he was supposedly charged with; allegations that don’t even exist under Swedish law. It’s nice to know how responsible the international press has been and how responsible and professional his lawyers have acted. Not!
What makes me even more mad is that these women already came forward in August, but I guess the cause wasn’t “high-profile” enough for the prosecutors and they originally tossed it out. This happens so frequently and makes it pretty clear that people don’t give a shit about women’s bodies and are just there for rapists to be used any way they see fit.
The conviction rate of Swedish rapists isn’t any more impressive than the rest of Europe. Most cases won’t even get processed and in all likelihood Assange will get nothing more than a slap on the wrist and maybe five hours of community service. This case is used by both the prosecutors and the woman-haters out there to once again show us how much they don’t care about our lives and our bodily sovereignty. We are just a bunch of fuck-holes to be used for sexual gratification, (political) backlashes, and acquisition of fame.
My heart goes out to both these women and to all victims of sexual assault. I believe you. I will never doubt the word of any woman in matters of sexual assault unless there is strong evidence to contrary and there never is. I hear that in Swedish they want to implement a law that puts the onus of proof of consent on the rapist and I will be celebrating the day this law goes into effect. That is what we need to combat this world wide rape-epidemic; we need this law everywhere.