Classy to the end, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been accused of smearing feces on the Ecuadorian embassy walls ahead of his expulsion.
Says Page Six:
Ecuador’s Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo made the startling claim about the WikiLeaks founder’s personal hygiene at a press conference on Thursday after his asylum status was withdrawn and he was dragged from the building.
During former President Rafael Correa’s government, “they tolerated things like Assange putting feces on the embassy walls and other behaviors far from the minimum respect that a guest can have,” Romo said, according to a CNN report.
On Thursday, Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno announced he had run out of patience with Assange and was withdrawing his asylum status, describing Assange as an “inherited” problem from his predecessor.
“The patience of Ecuador has reached its limit on the behavior of Mr. Assange.”
Moreno described Assange as “discourteous and aggressive” while inside the embassy and accused him of confronting and mistreating guards.
Julian was well-known in the embassy’s circles for his startling lack of grooming and hygienic skills. An International Business Times report reported he went days without washing or changing his clothes.
“Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life,” former aide Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the publication.
In 2011, a former executive editor of The New York Times described Assange as a “bag lady walking in off the street.”
“He smelled as if he hadn’t bathed for days,” Bill Keller wrote of their meeting.
“He was alert but disheveled, like a bag lady walking in off the street, wearing a dingy, light-colored sport coat and cargo pants, dirty white shirt, beat-up sneakers and filthy white socks that collapsed around his ankles.”
Message to Pam Anderson: Honey, are you still sure this is the guy for you? I mean, if so, have at him. I don’t foresee much in the way of competition. But just think real long and hard on it…