The partner of Julian Assange has revealed she conceived two of his children while he was living inside the Ecuadorian embassy in London, in a statement pleading for him to be released from a United Kingdom prison.
Morris says in the video that she fell in love with Assange after meeting him in 2011 and joining his global legal team, which led her to spend "almost every single day" in the embassy. Ms Morris said her friendship with the Australian national developed and a close relationship began in 2015 despite the "extraordinary circumstances". Assange had watched the births on a video link.
Morris detailed the revelations shortly after the report emerged, in a video posted on social media by Wikileaks chronicling her five-year relationship with Assange and the arrival of their two children.
Ms Morris said Mr Assange did not meet his newest son until May past year when Ms Morris was allowed into Belmarsh prison with both boys.
Julian Assange became a father to two sons while spending seven years in the Ecuadorian embassy, it has emerged.
"Over time Julian and I developed a strong intellectual and emotional bond".
April 10 made it exactly a year since Mr Assange was evicted from the embassy where he had been given political asylum, putting him beyond the reach of America. When Julian sees the children it gives him a lot of peace and nurturing and support, and that's good.
Australian-born Assange made global headlines in early 2010 when WikiLeaks published a classified US military video showing a 2007 attack by Apache helicopters in Baghdad that killed a dozen people, including two Reuters news staff.
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But staff have already received documents to sign stating they agreed with the pay-cuts and temporary changes to their contracts. The UK government says members of the public should stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement to the courts supporting an application for bail, Ms Morris reveals that she met Assange in 2011 when she was a legal researcher, and was asked to look into Swedish legal theory and practice.
But she stressed: "Julian's poor physical health puts him at serious risk, like many other vulnerable people, and I don't believe he will survive infection with coronavirus".
She said he is effectively in solitary confinement, in a cell for up to 23 and a half hours a day with no access to his family, or the psychiatric help he needs.
A recent court case revealed Assange had been spied on and UC Global, the Spanish company contracted to provide security at the embassy, tried to ascertain the paternity of a baby that had been brought into the building when the mother would visit Assange.
Up to 4,000 low-risk prisoners in England and Wales are to be released in an effort to control the spread of coronavirus, the government has said.
But a judge ruled that he should remain in jail until his extradition hearing because of his "history of absconding".
Assange's full extradition hearing is due to resume for three weeks in mid-May, when witnesses will be called and cross-examined, with an eventual ruling expected by August at the latest.