Gerry Canavan

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Stranger than Fiction

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Cyberpunk hero, Bond villain, and Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (previously, previously) has apparently been accused of rape and molestation by Swedish prosecutors, who have issued a warrant for his arrest. MetaFilter, naturally, is skeptical. Personally I have no idea.

UPDATE: Rob Beschizza at Boing Boing is also skeptical: What are the bets that someone under constant surveillance, publisher of powerful people’s secrets, would find time (while on a ubiquitously-covered trip to Sweden to legitimize the journalistic status of his organization and attend a public conference) to fit in some rape and molestation? Of course it sounds like counterespionage, but all the same I don’t feel comfortable betting on people’s guilt or innocence based on what I’d like to be true.

UPDATE 2: Charges already dropped.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 21, 2010 at 8:40 am

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