Lady Gaga Visits Julian Assange in London
Julian Assange the founder of WikiLeaks received a visit from Lady Gaga the singer from the U.S. Gaga visited Assange at the Ecuadoran Embassy. The singer was in London at an event promoting her new line of perfume. The two enjoyed dinner together at the embassy.
Prior to arriving at the embassy, Gaga had been at the department store Harrods promoting Fame her new perfume. Following her commitment at Harrods Gaga could be seen entering the embassy wearing a black outfit and with a hat that looked like one from a witches’ costume.
Assange is at the Ecuadoran embassy because he is wanted by authorities in Sweden because two women have alleged that he committed sexual attacks against them. He went to the embassy seeking asylum from Ecuador in June. The country granted his request but he has remained in the embassy while the government of Ecuador tries to negotiate with the British government on how or if he will be free to leave the country.
A spokesperson for the embassy said that Gaga and Assange visited for about five hours and enjoyed a meal together. The spokesperson said that Gaga left sometime after midnight.
A legal battle over Assange and his asylum is currently going on between Ecuador and Britain. The British government says that by international law they are required to hand Assange over to Swedish authorities since they had arrested Assange and he was out on bail. However, Ecuador insists that it has the right to grant Assange asylum and he should have access to leave the country under their protection and travel to the South American nation.