Julian Assange May Have Messed With the Wrong Women

by Liz Colville

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested in London today on two separate allegations of rape, and according to British reports one of the women making the charges is a “radical feminist.” Assange was just denied bail and will be put in custody until a hearing to decide whether he should be extradited to Sweden, where the alleged incidents took place. At Slate, Jessica Grose looks at the complicated legal process that might arise from the women’s allegations, which don’t suggest violence, but do claim that consensual encounters with Assange “became nonconsensual at some point.”

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