Assange Refused to Wear Condom: Accusers
They say he wouldn't get STD-tested, either
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 26, 2010 7:54 AM CDT
Founder and editor of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, faces the media during a debate event, held in London Tuesday July 27, 2010.   (AP Photo/Max Nash, file)
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(Newser) – The gross details of Julian Assange’s molestation charges are emerging: The two women accusing Assange claim he refused to be tested for STDs and refused to wear a condom. The women admit their dalliances with the WikiLeaks founder began consensually, but later included nonconsensual, no-condom sex. Though the rape charge against Assange was quickly dropped, the molestation investigation is still ongoing, Newsweek reports.

Swedish authorities want to interrogate Assange about the molestation charges in the next few days. Meanwhile, the lawyer for the alleged victims says he plans to appeal the decision to drop the rape investigation, and calls Assange’s claim that he’s being smeared “nonsense.” Assange, apparently still in Sweden, has hired a prominent defense lawyer.

 

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