Julian Assange says his internet link was ‘severed’ by state agents hours after claims he was poisoned by a Pret vegan sandwich brought to him by Pamela Anderson.
The WikiLeaks founder’s only connection to the outside world from his Ecuadorian embassy hideout in London was cut today, with supporters saying America was behind the cyber attack.
It came as bizarre rumours spread that Mr Assange may have died over the weekend after a visit from Pamela Anderson, 49.
On Saturday the former Baywatch star walked into the Ecuadorian embassy in London clutching bags from Pret A Manger, the popular UK sandwich shop.
She said afterwards she was worried for his health and when a series of mysterious tweets were sent by WikiLeaks on Sunday his fans feared that he had perished after eating her food.
Assange, 45, who has been hiding in the London embassy since 2012 to avoid sex crime allegations in Sweden, is alive and well according to the embassy and now appears to be the victim of a cyber attack.
At 6.30am this morning WikiLeaks tweeted: ‘Julian Assange’s internet link has been intentionally severed by a state party’, with conspiracy theorists claiming that it is linked to John Kerry’s visit to London to meet Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.
WikiLeaks say they ‘have activated the appropriate contingency plans’ as they try to restore his internet link.
It all began when Anderson paid Assange a visit on Saturday at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where he has been hiding out for more than four years to avoid a rape investigation in his native Sweden.
In her hands were two bags from Pret, a popular sandwich shop chain based in the UK.
Anderson, an advocate for animals’ rights, later said that she brought Assange ‘a nice vegan lunch’.
‘He said I tortured him with bringing him vegan food,’ she then joked.
The former Playboy model said the WikiLeaks founder was doing ‘really well’ but expressed concern for him and his family.
The Australian has been living in the embassy for over four years and has been granted political asylum by Ecuador.
He is due to be questioned over a sex allegation in Sweden – which he denies. Mr Assange believes that if he goes to Sweden he will be extradited to the United States for questioning over the activities of WikiLeaks.
The ex-Baywatch star told the Press Association: ‘I really believe in him and think he’s a good person, and I’m concerned about his health, his family, and I just hope that by some miracle he’s set free.’
This article originally appeared on the Daily Mail.