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


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.