विकीलीक के संस्थापक जूलियन असांजे जमानत पर रिहा होकर ब्रिटेन में अपने दोस्त के घर आ गए हैं। लेकिन उन दो औरतों का रहस्य अभी भी पूरी तरह खुला नहीं है। आखिरकार वे दो औरतें कौन थीं ? उन्होंने असांजे के साथ शारीरिक संबंध क्यों बनाए ? पुलिस को शिकायत क्यों की ? पहली बात तो यह असांजे के साथ कोई स्वतःस्पूर्त्त मुठभेड़ में हुआ प्यार नहीं था। ‘गार्दियन’ (17 दिसम्बर,2010) के अनुसार स्वीडन के सरकारी दस्तावेज बताते हैं असांजे पर इन दोनों औरतों के आरोपों के आधार पर स्वीडन में केस दर्ज है और उसके मुतल्लिक अनेक नए तथ्य भी सामने आए हैं। उल्लेखनीय है असांजे 11अगस्त 2010 को स्टॉकहोम गया था ओर वहां 10 दिन रूका। इन 10 दिनों में उसका इन दोनों औरतों के साथ संबंध बना। इनमें से एक औरत ने ,जिसका नाम ‘ए’ है ,उसने पुलिस को बताया कि उसने असांजे की स्वीडन यात्रा की व्यवस्था की थी और उसने ही यह ठीक किया था कि असांजे उसके फ्लैट में ही रहे क्योंकि वह उस दौरान कुछ दिनों को बाहर जाएगी और फिर जल्दी 13 अगस्त को लौट आएगी। इस महिला के विवरण और ब्यौरे का असांजे ने खंडन किया है।
असांजे ने स्वीडन की पुलिस को बताया है कि ‘‘he began stroking her leg as they drank tea, before he pulled off her clothes and snapped a necklace that she was wearing. According to her statement she "tried to put on some articles of clothing as it was going too quickly and uncomfortably but Assange ripped them off again". Miss A told police that she didn't want to go any further "but that it was too late to stop Assange as she had gone along with it so far", and so she allowed him to undress her.’’
गार्दियन ने लिखा है श्रीमती ‘ए’ के बयान के अनुसार ‘‘According to the statement, Miss A then realised he was trying to have unprotected sex with her. She told police that she had tried a number of times to reach for a condom but Assange had stopped her by holding her arms and pinning her legs. The statement records Miss A describing how Assange then released her arms and agreed to use a condom, but she told the police that at some stage Assange had "done something" with the condom that resulted in it becoming ripped, and ejaculated without withdrawing.’’
इस पर असांजे ने बाद में पुलिस के सामने कबूला कि उसने इस महिला के साथ सेक्स किया था लेकिन कंडोम को उसने नहीं फाडा और वह नहीं जानता कि सेक्स करते हुए कंडोम फट गया था। असांजे ने कहा वह लगातार श्रीमती ‘ए’ के बिस्तर पर बाद के दिनों में सोता रहा ।लेकिन उसने कंडोम फट जाने वाली घटना का कभी जिक्र तक नहीं किया। 14 अगस्त को असांजे ने इस महिला के द्वारा आयोजित एक सेमीनार में भाषण दिया। इसी सेमीनार में दूसरी औरत को भी पहली औरत ने भाग लेने के लिए बुलाया। बाद में इन दोनों महिलाओं और विकीलीक के कुछ सदस्यों के साथ असांजे ने लंच किया। उसके बाद असांजे दूसरी औरत ( नाम डब्ल्यू) के साथ घूमने निकल गए और उन स्थानों पर गए जहां वह काम करती थी। बाद में उसके साथ सिनेमा देखा। सिनेमा से लौटते समय उस महिला ने असांजे को चूमा और असांजे ने उसके कपड़ों में अंदर हाथ दे दिया। उसी शाम को सुश्री ‘ए’ ने एक पार्टी रखी जिसमें उसने अपनी एक सहेली मोनिका को बताया कि उसने असांजे के साथ बगैर कंडोम के सेक्स किया था ।
एक अन्य मित्र ने पुलिस को बताया कि सुश्री ‘ए’ उससे कहा था ‘‘she had had "the worst sex ever" with Assange: "Not only had it been the world's worst screw, it had also been violent."। असांजे के मित्रों का मानना है सुश्री ‘ए’ ने सारे समय असांजे को पार्टी में रहने दिया,बाद में उसे अपने फ्लैट में रहने दिया, मिस ‘ए’ का मानना है असांजे ने कंडोम को किसी मकसद से फाड़ा था। उस घटना के बाद उसने असांजे के साथ कभी सेक्स नहीं किया क्योंकि वह हदें पार कर चुका था, जबकि वह उसके घर पर ही रह रहा था। आगे का विवरण ‘गार्दियन’ के अनुसार इस प्रकार है- ‘‘police record of the interview with Assange in Stockhom deals only with the complaint made by Miss A. However, Assange and his lawyers have repeatedly stressed that he denies any kind of wrongdoing in relation to Miss W.
In submissions to the Swedish courts, they have argued that Miss W took the initiative in contacting Assange, that on her own account she willingly engaged in sexual activity in a cinema and voluntarily took him to her flat where, she agrees, they had consensual sex. They say that she never indicated to Assange that she did not want to have sex with him. They also say that in a text message to a friend, she never suggested she had been raped and claimed only to have been "half asleep".
Police spoke to Miss W's former boyfriend, who told them that in two and a half years they had never had sex without a condom because it was "unthinkable" for her. Miss W told police she went to a chemist to buy a morning-after pill and also went to hospital to be tested for STDs. Police statements record her contacting Assange to ask him to get a test and his refusing on the grounds that he did not have the time.
On Wednesday 18 August, according to police records, Miss A told Harold and a friend that Assange would not leave her flat and was sleeping in her bed, although she was not having sex with him and he spent most of the night sitting with his computer. Harold told police he had asked Assange why he was refusing to leave the flat and that Assange had said he was very surprised, because Miss A had not asked him to leave. Miss A says she spent Wednesday night on a mattress and then moved to a friend's flat so she did not have to be near him. She told police that Assange had continued to make sexual advances to her every day after they slept together and on Wednesday 18 August had approached her, naked from the waist down, and rubbed himself against her.
The following day, Harold told police, Miss A called him and for the first time gave him a full account of her complaints about Assange. Harold told police he regarded her as "very, very credible" and he confronted Assange, who said he was completely shocked by the claims and denied all of them. By Friday 20 August, Miss W had texted Miss A looking for help in finding Assange. The two women met and compared stories.
Harold has independently told the Guardian Miss A made a series of calls to him asking him to persuade Assange to take an STD test to reassure Miss W, and that Assange refused. Miss A then warned if Assange did not take a test, Miss W would go to the police. Assange had rejected this as blackmail, Harold told police.
Assange told police that Miss A spoke to him directly and complained to him that he had torn their condom, something that he regarded as false.
Late that Friday afternoon, Harold told police, Assange agreed to take a test, but the clinics had closed for the weekend. Miss A phoned Harold to say that she and Miss W had been to the police, who had told them that they couldn't simply tell Assange to take a test, that their statements must be passed to the prosecutor. That night, the story leaked to the Swedish newspaper Expressen.
By Saturday morning, 21 August, journalists were asking Assange for a reaction. At 9.15am, he tweeted: "We were warned to expect 'dirty tricks'. Now we have the first one." The following day, he tweeted: "Reminder: US intelligence planned to destroy WikiLeaks as far back as 2008."
The Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet asked if he had had sex with his two accusers. He replied: "Their identities have been made anonymous so even I have no idea who they are."
He added: "We have been warned that the Pentagon, for example, is thinking of deploying dirty tricks to ruin us."
Assange's Swedish lawyers have since suggested that Miss W's text messages – which the Guardian has not seen – show that she was thinking of contacting Expressen and that one of her friends told her she should get money for her story. However, police statements by the friend offer a more innocent explanation: they say these text messages were exchanged several days after the women had made their complaint. They followed an inquiry from a foreign newspaper and were meant jokingly, the friend stated to police.
The Guardian understands that the recent Swedish decision to apply for an international arrest warrant followed a decision by Assange to leave Sweden in late September and not return for a scheduled meeting when he was due to be interviewed by the prosecutor. Assange's supporters have denied this, but Assange himself told friends in London that he was supposed to return to Stockholm for a police interview during the week beginning 11 October, and that he had decided to stay away. Prosecution documents seen by the Guardian record that he was due to be interviewed on 14 October.
The co-ordinator of the WikiLeaks group in Stockholm, who is a close colleague of Assange and who also knows both women, told the Guardian: "This is a normal police investigation. Let the police find out what actually happened. Of course, the enemies of WikiLeaks may try to use this, but it begins with the two women and Julian. It is not the CIA sending a woman in a short skirt."
Assange's lawyers were asked to respond on his behalf to the allegations in the documents seen by the Guardian on Wednesday evening. Tonight they said they were still unable obtain a response from Assange.
Assange's solicitor, Mark Stephens, said: "The allegations of the complainants are not credible and were dismissed by the senior Stockholm prosecutor as not worthy of further investigation." He said Miss A had sent two Twitter messages that appeared to undermine her account in the police statement.
Assange's defence team had so far been provided by prosecutors with only incomplete evidence, he said. "There are many more text and SMS messages from and to the complainants which have been shown by the assistant prosecutor to the Swedish defence lawyer, Bjorn Hurtig, which suggest motivations of malice and money in going to the police and to Espressen and raise the issue of political motivation behind the presentation of these complaints. He [Hurtig] has been precluded from making notes or copying them.
"We understand that both complainants admit to having initiated consensual sexual relations with Mr Assange. They do not complain of any physical injury. The first complainant did not make a complaint for six days (in which she hosted the respondent in her flat [actually her bed] and spoke in the warmest terms about him to her friends) until she discovered he had spent the night with the other complainant.
"The second complainant, too, failed to complain for several days until she found out about the first complainant: she claimed that after several acts of consensual sexual intercourse, she fell half asleep and thinks that he ejaculated without using a condom – a possibility about which she says they joked afterwards.
"Both complainants say they did not report him to the police for prosecution but only to require him to have an STD test. However, his Swedish lawyer has been shown evidence of their text messages which indicate that they were concerned to obtain money by going to a tabloid newspaper and were motivated by other matters including a desire for revenge."