A wonderfully convenient distraction for anti-Wikileaks forces

The saga around the alleged sexual assault against Wikileaks founder Julian Assange continues and almost descends into farce:

The anonymous woman accusing Mr Assange of molestation – a term that covers a broad range of offences involving inappropriate physical contact under Swedish law, and can result in fines or up to one year in prison – denied that she was part of a conspiracy. “The charges against Assange are of course neither staged by the Pentagon nor someone else,” she said. “The responsibility for what happened to me and the other girl lies with a man who has a skewed perception of women and who has problems taking no for an answer.”

Yet she seemed to contradict this by adding: “It is completely wrong to say that we would be afraid of Assange and therefore did not want to report him. He is not violent and I do not feel threatened by him.”

The woman told Aftonbladet that both cases had involved mutually consensual sex which had escalated into assaults. “The other woman wanted to report rape,” she said. “I gave my story as testimony to her story and to support her. I immediately believed her story, since it was very similar to the experiences I had myself.”

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