Assange dons wig in Australian Internet parody
CANBERRA (AP) - In a departure from his public image as the ever-earnest fugitive, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has donned a long blond wig to star in a video parody of an Australian singing legend filmed in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Lip syncing John Farnham's 1986 hit "You're the Voice," he made a pitch to Australian voters to back his troubled WikiLeaks Party in national elections on Sept. 7.
"We can write what we want to write; we gotta make things leak so we can get much bolder," the parody version of the song goes.
The 42-year-old Australian is the newly formed party's star candidate and is running for a Senate seat in the state of Victoria despite being confined to the embassy in London for more than a year.