Actress Pamela Anderson openly called out Australia’s prime minister for allegedly making “smutty” comments about her.
The “Baywatch” star publicly slammed Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in an open letter posted on the Daily Beast, calling his comments “disappointing: following her appeal to bring WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange back home to Australia.
“You trivialized and laughed about the suffering of an Australian and his family. You followed it with smutty, unnecessary comments about a woman voicing her political opinion,” Anderson wrote. “We all deserve better from our leaders, especially in the current environment.”
The 51-year-old, Canadian born actress and model, has a close relationship with the WikiLeaks founder – an Australian citizen – who claimed asylum in Ecuador’s London embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, and now the U.S.
“Defend your friend, get Julian his passport back and take him back to Australia and be proud of him, and throw him a parade when he gets home,” Anderson appealed to the Australian official in an appearance on Australia’s “60 Minutes.”
Morrison “laughed off” Anderson’s request, according to SBS News.
“I’ve had plenty of mates who have asked me if they can be my special envoy to sort the issue out with Pamela Anderson,” he told Gold Coast radio station Hot Tomato FM. “But putting that to one side, the serious issue is no, our position on that hasn’t changed.”
Anderson called him out for his remarks, again making an appeal for Assange.
“Rather than making lewd suggestions about me, perhaps you should instead think about what you are going to say to millions of Australians when one of their own is marched in an orange jumpsuit to Guantanamo Bay—for publishing the truth. You can prevent this,” the former Playboy Playmate wrote.
“Julian Assange will soon face his seventh Christmas isolated from family and friends, after 8 years of detention without charge,” Anderson continued. “For six years he has been refused any access to fresh air, sunshine, exercise, or proper medical or dental care.”
Anderson added that she was hopeful that Australia has a “leader with strength and conviction enough” to get return Assange home.
“Australia and the world are watching how you treat your citizen, your publisher, in dire need of help from his own government,” she wrote.
Watch Anderson talk about how she met Assange and how important it is for Australia to save him in this “60 Minutes Australia” video segment:
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