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Julian Assange: hacker, transparency advocate, horrible houseguest

Julian Assange doesn’t seem to have many friends left. The elusive founder of WikiLeaks is facing extradition to Sweden for alleged sexual assault and a criminal investigation by the U.S. government for disclosing classified information. Even some of his former associates seem to have disowned him.

Now Assange is being accused of crimes of a more personal nature: He stole someone’s pasta.

Allison Silverman, former head writer for “The Colbert Report,” had friends who allowed Assange to crash with them for a few days — and they were less than impressed with his manners. Silverman interviewed the friends and filmed a reenactment of Assange’s stay. According to the account, Assange turned out to be a horror of a houseguest.

“He wasn’t the kind of person who was very aware of other people’s needs,” one of the friends says in the video. Among his many offenses, they add, Assange stole food from the refrigerator, filled their laptop’s hard drive, brought a female companion home to stay the night, and generally overstayed his welcome.

Oh, and also: “Something about bringing in rotted fruit.”

[Splitsider via Daily Intel]

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