Most Disturbing WikiLeaks Revelation: 'Worst Sex Ever'


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The U.S. State Department might disagree, but for Julian Assange, the latest revelation surrounding WikiLeaks has to be details from Swedish police reports that make sexual molestation charges lodged against him far more credible.

The details were published in British newspaper The Guardian, which got a look at the reports, as well as other court documents relating to the charges.

According to a police report filed by one of the women, in whose apartment Assange was staying, Assange refused to stop when she thought a make-out session was accelerating too quickly, then pinned her arms and legs when she tried to reach for a condom.

The woman didn't want to continue, but didn't outright refuse. "It was too late to stop Assange as she had gone along with it so far," The Guardian quoted from the woman's statement in the police report.

The woman allowed Assange to continue staying in her apartment, and escorted him to his speech at a seminar the next day.

The woman, described in the story as "Miss A," also held a party for him in her apartment, where she told a friend the encounter with Assange was "the worst sex ever."

"Not only had it been the world's worst screw, it had also been violent," the report read.

Neither Assange nor his lawyers have answered the charges in detail, though his lawyer in England did refer to the two women "a honeytrap" set by "dark forces."

There's still no more hard evidence publicly available that rape, molestation, "rape by surprise" or anything else illegal happened in that apartment.

It's certainly not true that every rape accusation should be prosecuted, though most researchers believe the number of rapes that go unreported is far higher than the number that are false.

It's also not true that every time two people get to a do-we-or-don't-we moment and one pushes too hard on "we do," that the result amounts to rape.

But ripping off clothing she's trying to replace and pinning her down when she reaches for a condom? Not the kind of behavior we expect those who aspire to be cultural icons, Jules.

I haven't changed my mind that the U.S., U.K. and Sweden are using less-than-bulletproof rape charges to crack down on WikiLeaks.

I have changed my mind that it's not worth the time of the Swedish police, if not Interpol.

While they look into it, though, maybe the rest of us can ignore it for a while and focus on information security, openness in government and the other issues brought up by WikiLeaks, not Assange's ego.

Governments tend not to waste crises without cracking down on someone, usually in ways completely irrelevant to the crisis.

Prosecuting Assange won't change rape laws or reduce the chance of someone else being raped. It will give the dark forces of governmental secrecy lots of opportunities to clamp the lid back down, though.

And nothing good ever comes of that.

Kevin Fogarty writes about enterprise IT for ITworld. Follow him on Twitter @KevinFogarty .

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