Julian Assange Affidavit States 'Rape Victim' Sent Texts Denying Attack (IBTimes)
Tuesday February 4th, 2014
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has claimed that a woman he is alleged to have raped sent text messages admitting that he never assaulted her.
In an affidavit published on the WikiLeaks website, Assange cites several SMS messages supposedly exchanged between his two alleged victims.
The affidavit quotes one woman's text message as saying "it was the police who made up the charges". The alleged victim "did not want to put any charges on JA but that the police were keen on getting a grip on him", the affidavit continues.
The victim also allegedly texted that she was "chocked [sic] when they arrested JA because she only wanted him to take a [STD] test".
Assange claimed the messages were sent between 20 and 21 August 2010, and that he received paraphrased versions from his lawyers in December 2011. His lawyers have since been denied access to a full copy of the victims' phone records.
The affidavit also links to a screenshot of a Twitter post, written in Swedish, that one of the women posted in April 2013, stating that she had not been raped. The tweet has been deleted.