Assange "has skew perception of women"

Sweden | 2010-08-21 | 26 comments
Swedish and international media have today published the news that the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, first was charged in his absence on suspicion of rape and molestation in Stockholm, something the chief prosecutor later pulled back. Assange has the whole time denied the allegations. Now one of the two women behind the allegations speak out in Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

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When the 30-year-old woman came into contact with a woman who told that Assange had raped her, the two went to the police.

It was during his current visit to Sweden, among else to hold talks and meet with representatives from the Pirate Party, that Julian Assange met the two women, who has not previously seen either him or each other. He is now suspected of raping one of the women and for molestation of the other.

The 30-year-old woman said that she, for her part claims to be a victim of molestation, but not a rape.

The origins of the police report came last Friday. Another woman approached her and told a similar, but worse history. The second woman is between 20 and 30 years of age.

For the sake of the ongoing police investigation, the 30-year old woman does not want to tell more details yet, but she has left a very detailed statement to the police. Also the other woman has made a detailed statement to the police.

"I immediately believed in what she told me because I had an experience similar to her story," the woman said to Aftonbladet.

The two women then decided to jointly go to the police to leave their statements.

She says that it is not true, as some media have reported, that they would be afraid of Assange and therefore refused to notify the police.

"He is not violent and I do not feel threatened by him," said the woman.

In both cases, it is about a situation starting as voluntary sex, that in a later stage overstepped into molestation.

"The other woman wanted to report the rape. I gave my story as a testimony to hers and to support her. We fully stand behind our statements."

The conspiracy theories that are flooding the web right now is strongly dismisses by the woman.

"The charges against Assange is of course not orchestrated by either the Pentagon or anyone else. The responsibility for what happened to me and the other girl is held by a man with a skew perception of women who do not take no for an answer," the woman says to Aftonbladet.

Late this afternoon, the chief prosecutor annulled the order of arrest of Assange, since "suspicions are not such that he should be arrested. However, the investigation can continue," according to Karin Rosander, information officer at the Office of the Public Prosecutor.

Readers' comments

2011-01-16 11:33 Judge wrote:
Swedish legal system works that way today,in rape cases it only matters what the wimen tells the court,no realy evidence´s needed the words is enough.
2010-12-21 10:14 Dude wrote:
What happened to reasonable doubt? 1/ both women only decided to press charges after they found out about each other and 2/ after being talked into it by an activist police officer and 3/ One prosecutor already decided to drop charges only to be overruled later. 4/ Neither of the women kicked Assange out of their home after the alledged events, instead he spent the night... All sounds fishy.
2010-12-12 09:52 Lyn Faull wrote:
I admire what Julian Assange has been doing, and by all accounts he is very intelligent. What amazes me is why he allowed this to happen. He must have known how unpopular he was with the US, UK and EU governments who were probably plotting how to capture him. So he allows himself to be bedded by two silly women (who were more than willing) in Sweden which has the most complex laws regarding sex. Couldn´t he just have hired a nice escort for the evening? Stupid, stupid, stupid man!
2010-12-11 12:22 Lerner wrote:
The timing is curious but let the Swedish courts handle it. Liberals have made Assange into a saint and so can´t and won´t believe that he can "sin". Liberals choose to therefore malign Sweden and its justice system, accusing them, without proof, of being part of a "conspiracy". Liberals had previously looked up to Sweden for its progressive equality and pro-women laws and now it is maligned for taking seriously the charges of two women. Swedish courts are not rigged. Let them suss things out.
2010-12-09 02:05 NK wrote:
I Am not familiar with Swedish law. What is the legal definition of "molestation"? and while I am at it just what constitutes "rape"? We have "sexual assualt" in most North American juridication, which implies a violent, power element, but I don´t see any of that in any of the news stories
2010-12-07 21:50 bakunin´s brother wrote:
It seems that the real danger to Mr Assange is the possibility that a warrant for his arrest will be issued in the USA while he faces the charges in Sweden. The whole thing is frightening - as it´s meant to be...
2010-12-07 08:59 HB wrote:
KK "Sure it seems fishy the timing with Assange, but often people who have been wronged suddenly DO pipe up when they see their attacker is famous or has money..." eer, they already KNEW he was famous and had money when they started their "voluntary sex" with him. So your explanation doesnt work.
2010-12-01 04:09 Saunte wrote:
Unfortunately false accusations of rape after consensual sex are not exactly rare. It speaks in favor of the girls, that they do keep a faitly low profile, wich kind of defeats the fame-motive. Personally I believe the accusations to be untrue. Even if he is aquitted, his present effectivity is severely hampered. The fact that Marianne Ny had to overrule her chief investigator in order to re-open the investigation indicates severe political involvement.
2010-09-09 23:10 Ormond Otvos wrote:
Can´t go wrong with feminist moral outrage. So your opinion is that Assange is guilty until proven innocent? Liberality morphs into moral "outrage" again. We call it political correctness in service to the CIA.
2010-08-25 22:22 KK wrote:
"Ormond" and "Conor" are the worst kind of people. The kind of men who blame rape on women who "had it coming because of how they dressed" etc. You should be ashamed of yourself, and maybe one day your wife or daughter or mother will have to go through something like this and I hope you stay in character and blame it on them. Sure it seems fishy the timing with Assange, but often people who have been wronged suddenly DO pipe up when they see their attacker is famous or has money...
2010-08-24 03:11 Conor wrote:
´started as consensual sex´ but turned into molestation? Translation - either they regretted it in the morning, or else are the teasing type who deliberately turn people on and then reject them at the last second. Difficult to have much sympathy in either case. Don´t start something if you´re not going to finish it. Either sex is consensual or it´s not. I don´t see how consensual sex can morph into non consensual sex, it makes little sense. Why won´t they go into detail about what happened?
2010-08-23 14:56 US reader wrote:
Swedish justice doing the bidding of US warhawks . For shame Sweden .
2010-08-23 12:49 Rex wrote:
@Tex, Haha that´s what I was thinking as well.
2010-08-23 05:39 Charlie Chaplin XXII wrote:
Julian Assange has some real big enemies, who happen to be the dirtiest of the dirty rats. They will stop at nothing to try to discredit Wikileaks. Viva Wikileaks & Julian Assange. He is a hero that this world desperately needs!
2010-08-23 01:14 Tex wrote:
Julian Assange is being setup like Lisbeth Salander!
2010-08-22 16:24 Runaway1956 wrote:
Two broads meet in a bar, and when they realize they´ve both dated the same guy, they agree to a story, then press charges. That dirtbag had SOME NERVE, dumping them!
2010-08-22 14:07 Jeff Davis wrote:
Looks to me that this was a successful CIA operation. They got what they wanted from Assange and dropped the arrest warrant. However, he could be recharged at any moment if he doesn´t play ball.
2010-08-22 07:49 Andrew wrote:
I smell involvement by a U.S. intelligence agency.
2010-08-22 05:57 Rigbert wrote:
I think this is very strange - "In both cases, it is about a situation starting as voluntary sex, that in a later stage overstepped into molestation"
2010-08-22 01:54 Liz Pirnie wrote:
Ormond Otvos, YOUR ideological position is not only offensive and base but extremely dangerous. The prevasiveness of attitudes like yours is the reason why these claims must be investigated and be approached with legitimacy until PROVEN otherwise.
2010-08-21 20:53 John wrote:
Of course it was a setup, just look at how they were dressed, they were gagging for it
2010-08-21 20:29 peace wrote:
the messenger was setup. shame on the slime that orchestrated this horror show
2010-08-21 19:47 Eulenspiegel wrote:
This is just beyond belief. Dirty tricks and lies to silence Wikileaks and Assange.
2010-08-21 19:13 Ormond Otvos wrote:
There´s a special place for women who trigger male sexual behavior and then just "decide" they want to "rationally" cut it short. I could think of all kinds of metaphors about this, but I´ll let you do that. Ignoring human sexual nature is the kind of stupidity that causes ideological horror shows like sharia, Inquisitions, and Pol Pot. Think about it, if you can, after your ideological reactions settle down...
2010-08-21 18:59 I smell a rat wrote:
This attempted setup is even more ill-conceived than the Pat Tillman coverup - so obvious, so "perfectly" timed, yet such a flimsy excuse for a story that it couldn´t possibly be anyone but the US government that tried to foist it upon us. Sorry, CIA, but I´m sure you´ll try to invalidate Assange again soon. But ya know what? The files are the files, whatever you may do - smearing the messenger won´t help.
2010-08-21 18:41 Anon wrote:
Warrant withdrawn.

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