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Lady Gaga Visits Julian Assange in London

Pop star dined with Wikileaks founder at Ecuadorian Embassy

Lady Gaga and Julian Assange
littlemonsters.com
October 9, 2012 11:10 AM ET

While in London, Lady Gaga paid a visit to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy where he is currently seeking asylum, The Australian reports.

Gaga reportedly arrived at the embassy – right across the street from Harrods, where she was promoting her new fragrance "Fame" – around 7 p.m. and stayed for several hours, sharing a meal with Assange and, of course, posting a picture of the two of them to her website.

It's also possible Gaga's visit was inspired by a tweet from M.I.A., who wrote to pop star, "if ur at harrods today, come visit Assange at the Ecuador embassy across the st. im there. ill bring TEA and CAKE." (No word whether M.I.A. actually showed up with tea and cake.)

The visit comes on the heels of a judge's order that Assange's supporters must hand over the $150,000 they had offered as surety for the activist's bail, which he forfeited when he sought asylum.

As for Gaga, the pop superstar recently received the LennonOno Grant for Peace, along with other honorees Pussy Riot, Rachel Corrie, John Perkins and Christopher Hitchens. Gaga also powered through an upset stomach during a performance in Barcelona over the weekend.

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