Swedish authorities, Wednesday, re-opened the investigation of rape allegations against Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks web site. There is “reason to believe that a crime has been committed,” per Swedish authorities.
Swedish authorities established, confirmed, that they issued an arrest warrant for Assange on rape and molestation allegations, but dropped the rape charge after remarking it was unfounded.
Women gave the police and friends their version, per Swedish authorities. Consensual sexual activities with Assange turned nonconsensual.
Assange ignored appeals to stop after a condom broke, one woman said. The other woman explained how she and Assange began a sexual encounter using a condom, and then Assange refused to stop when she asked him- the condom was no longer in use.
Assange, 39-year-old Australian, initially investigated Aug. 20 on charges of rape/molestation after separate complaints from two women. They had sexual relationships with him. The rape charge was dropped within 24 hours, but the women who brought the complaints appealed for the investigation to be reinstated.
Assange’s lawyer, Leif Silbersky, announced that his client was innocent.
Assange said the charges are politically motivated.