Was Assange Lured into ‘Honey Trap’?

Courtesy Peter Myers and Israel Shamir – Feb 27, 2013

“But I discovered very soon that Julian aroused some sort of celebrity interest among young women – and especially among women whom I expected to be, one might say, more professional.”
“I am speaking now of how it was in London.  They glued themselves to him, so to speak….These were journalists from VERY prestigous publications who behaved rather like schoolgirls when they saw him. Giggled, tried to hug him.  Tried to place their hands on his thigh. Yes, to me it looked very strange.”
-Johannes Wahlström

Assange & Sweden (Excerpt).

Nordic News Network

Suspicious Behavior: The Strange Case of the Wikileaks editor and the Swedish prosecutor. Police interveiws and court transcripts point to a honey trap
{p. 11, inset box} “There is an astounding swarm of women”
The strong attraction of women to Julian Assange is noted in the police interviews with journalists Donald Boström and Johannes Wahlström, who have observed him in various settings outside of Sweden.
{see interviews in the scribd.com file, below, pp. 36-7}
In response to a question about Boström’s general impression of Assange’s dealings with women, he replies: “He attracts a great many women. I mean, it is really quite remarkable. It is something of a rock-star phenomenon.… I can say that the overwhelming majority of women who have gotten near him have fallen completely.…. There is an astounding swarm of women. It takes only a few seconds; it is very noticeable.”
Johannes Wahlström has observed the same phenomenon: “I discovered very quickly that Julian aroused some sort of celebrity interest among young women, and especially among women whom I expected to be, one might say, more professional.… They glued themselves to him, so to speak…. These were journalists from very prestigious publications who behaved rather like schoolgirls when they saw him. Giggled, tried to hug him. Tried to place their hands on his thigh.”
It was not only journalists from prestigious publications, relates Wahlström: “I noticed that there were too many — if I may say so without seeming scornful of anyone — too many female groupies circulating around him.… [Towards them] he lowered his guard in a way that he would not do in speaking with you or me.”

More police interviews echo the above …

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