WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange internet cut off

WikiLeaks says that founder Julian Assange's internet access has been cut by an unidentified state actor. Few other details were immediately available.

Assange has been up holed up at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for more than four years after skipping bail to avoid being extradited to Sweden over sex crimes allegations.

Assange denies the rape allegations and says he fears being extradited to the U.S. to face espionage charges if he leaves.

The cramped quarters haven't prevented the Australian transparency activist from working and WikiLeaks continues to deliver scoops, including revelations that have rattled Hillary Clinton's campaign for president as the U.S. election enters its final stretch.

Calls, texts and emails left with WikiLeaks weren't immediately returned Monday. A woman who picked up the phone at the embassy said: "I cannot disclose any information." An email to Ecuador's ambassador wasn't immediately answered. London's Metropolitan Police declined comment.

This comes as Former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson brought Assange a vegan meal on Saturday and expressed concern for his health.

She told Britain's Press Association that she had brought Assange "a nice vegan lunch and some vegan snacks."

Anderson joked that Assange wasn't pleased with her choice of a meal, saying "he said I tortured him with bringing him vegan food."

She says she supports Assange and is worried about his health and family.

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