Julian Assange

Assange's Sex With Sleeping Women Isn't Rape, Says MP

Whatever the merits, having George Galloway on your side isn't helpful

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Maverick British MP George Galloway has come under fire after reportedly claiming that a rape allegation against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange had no basis because having sex with a woman when she is asleep is not rape.

Mr Galloway's comments were made in a weekly online video broadcast presented by the MP for Bradford West in northern England.

According to a report in The Guardian, Mr Galloway addresses himself to the allegations of rape, sexual molestation and unlawful coercion made by two women—known as woman A and woman B—Assange met in Stockholm in August 2010.