Pamela Anderson: Julian Assange has been 'psychologically tortured' in London prison

Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson argued on a British morning show Monday that Wikileaks founder Julian AssangeJulian Paul AssangeWill alleged CIA misbehavior set Julian Assange free? UN official says US is torturing Chelsea Manning with detention Six ways we were blind to screaming red flags about government surveillance MORE has been "psychologically tortured" while being held in a London prison. 

"I went to visit him in prison," said Anderson, a longtime supporter of Assange. "That's not somewhere you want to leave a dear friend. I care a great deal about Julian. I think he has been psychologically tortured."
 
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"I just want people to understand that this is a good person who has dedicated himself to telling the truth to the public, which we deserve to know," Anderson later added. "Exposing war crimes, and the people he’s exposed haven’t faced any penalty. But he’s sitting in prison because there are obviously more stories to keep."
 
Assange was arrested at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London five months ago after the country withdrew his asylum. Assange had lived at the embassy for nearly nine years. 

Assange, 48, was charged with aiding whistleblower and former military member Chelsea ManningChelsea Elizabeth ManningUN official says US is torturing Chelsea Manning with detention Trump's intervention on military justice system was lawful and proper Trump defends intervening in war-crimes cases MORE in cracking a password to a classified U.S. government computer in 2010, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. 

Anderson's visit came after she told ABC's "The View" that Assange's health was failing. 

"His health is really deteriorating. He has lost about 30 pounds, I think, since I saw him, and he was thin at that point," Anderson said on Sept. 6. 

In June, a British judge set a full extradition hearing to the U.S. for Feb. 25, 2020.