A reasonably full account of the allegations of “rape” against Assange is at http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2010/dec/17/julian-assange-sweden
The complaints were made very late in the day and I would be unwilling to convict anyone of the basis of what is in the newspaper. I reminded of much said on Ambush Predator over the last year. False complaints are a massive problem throughout our legal systems, not least for genuine victims and those subject to false complaints. Frankly, I don’t find myself attracted to relationships that need a condom, but many are less particular then me. I’m afraid I can’t suffer such humiliations as a partner sleeping her way through most of the process either.
Maybe there is actual evidence of a forensic nature, but the newspaper stuff leaves me feeling threatened, not about sexual encounters, but other ways one can be set up. I’ve seen quite a lot of this in our court systems, which cope with it badly. Has the media coverage already made it impossible to give Assange a fair trial, as in previous claims of trial by media?
I begin to suspect on hearing he seems to have ripped the same set of clothes off one woman twice and yet stayed at her flat for another week. Given what we can’t get to court, I don’t think any CJS should be into this one. Maybe there are bags of ripped clothes and reasons these women couldn’t manage to say ‘fuck off you pervert’ and get him to book into a hotel? I somehow doubt it.