Julian Assange’s beloved “Embassy Cat” — who kept him company during his years in isolation — is “safe,” WikiLeaks confirmed in wake of the hacker’s arrest last week.
The publisher of top-secret information addressed the mounting concerns over the brown-and-white tabby’s well-being following Assange’s expulsion from the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
“We can confirm that Assange’s cat is safe,” the account tweeted Saturday along with a video of Michi watching news coverage of his haggard-looking owner being hauled out of the building. “Assange asked his lawyers to rescue him from embassy threats in mid-October. They will be reunited in freedom.”
The kitty companion, who came to live with the WikiLeaks founder in 2016 amid his nearly seven-year stay, was often photographed perched in the embassy window wearing a tie.
While holed up, the cat developed a social media presence advocating for “counter-purrveillance” on a Twitter account with more than 32,000 followers.
Reports surfaced in October that Ecuador threatened Assange that the cat would be dropped off at an animal shelter if he didn’t look after it.
A friend said Assange “adored” Michi and looked after him “extremely well,” People Magazine reported.
The feline will now “be looked after by friends,” the pal said.
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