Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Guy, Arrested For Rape

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Julian Assange, the dude with the knockoff Neil Patrick Harris haircut who runs WikiLeaks, just got arrested, though not because of his controversial site.

He faces rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion charges in Sweden.

An Australian national, Julian Assange has reportedly been hiding in the U.K. since WikiLeaks posted a deluge of classified, explosive documents recently.

LEAK THIS: Julian Assange is in custody.

Apprehended on the charges resulting from alleged behavior in Sweden, Assange is due in court today. We know one person who's probably cackling inside.

A spokesman based at Scotland Yard confirmed that the "extradition unit" arrested Assange "on behalf of the Swedish authorities on suspicion of rape."

He's accused of "unlawful coercion, two counts of sexual molestation and one count of rape, all alleged to have been committed in August 2010."

The charges were initially made by two women Assange met on a business trip. Initially dropped, the case was just recently reopened ... stunningly.

The statement continued, "Julian Assange, 39, was arrested on a European Arrest Warrant by appointment at a London police station at 9:30 a.m.

Assange's lawyer's office was not taking calls Tuesday, but the BBC quoted his lawyer, Mark Stephens, as saying he was looking for "truth, justice."

He added that his client is cooperating fully, and that "Julian Assange has been the one in hot pursuit to vindicate himself to clear his good name."

WikiLeaks publishes highly classified documents, behavior it justifies by claiming it fosters openness and reveals illegal, immoral activity worldwide.

Critics say some of the leaked information posted on WikiLeaks may not only compromise national security, but damage international relationships.

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"he never should have exposed the truth" Are you kidding? You must be the type who's afraid of knowing the facts. Pretty sad.

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Assange is getting what he deserved,he should have never exposed the truth.In today's America ,George Washington would have never admitted that he cut down the apple tree.

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Has this GUY ever got anything better to do in life!!

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This is so made such a SET UP!! Showing THE TRUTH and gowernments pay pack!

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American taxpayers are the ones being raped.
The Government takes our money and hands it over to the Corporations that run the government behind closed doors.
Wikileaks is showing the world how these people think, and how they are laughing at the taxpayers who pay for the corruption and theft. Why was Julian not arrested and prosecuted before the leaks? Who is next?

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Either way I wouldn't be surprised - he doesn't seem like such a classy standup guy. Just the fact that he started this wbesite proves he participates in high risk behavior. So the allegations of rape aren't surprising. But I also wouldn't be surprised if this was a government ploy to get rid of him by putting him behind bars where he won't pose a risk to exposing government secrets.

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I would be very surprised this has nothing to do with his controversial site,if so,a very unimaginative ploy by government..If he buck`s the charges,might he suffer a very serious illness in the near future???

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y was the case reopened?

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is he to include his revealation of his sex molestation there as well? i would be interested to read that one, than the secret, classified documents haha

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All they can do now is conduct a smear campaign against *U-lian-Ass. Hillary is in deep trouble and its gonna get *Exponentially* worse. For HER.