Workers say that the WikiLeaks founder has ruined the embassy floors by skateboarding through the halls, playing soccer on the grounds, and not consistently cleaning up after his cat.
Julian ate everything with his hands and he always wiped his fingers on his pants. I have never seen pants as greasy as his in my whole life,” his aide Daniel Domscheit-Berg told the International Business Times in January.
Andrew O’Hagan, who was hired to help Assange write his memoirs in 2011, concurred. “People in magazine articles say he doesn’t eat, but he had three helpings of lasagna that night and he ate both the baked potato and the jam pudding with his hands,”
Staff also complained about Assange playing football outdoors, tearing up the lawn and placing ground floor windows in jeopardy with off-target screamers.
The Julian Assange dragged down the embassy steps by police officers on Thursday morning was almost unrecognisable from the silver-haired rogue agent he had once styled himself as, with no little vanity.
The 47-year-old looked twice his age as he was carried away ranting about the UK’s lack of sovereignty from beneath a bushy snow white beard.
There’s nothing worse than a guest who overstays their welcome and Ecuador’s attorney-general, Inigo Salvador, said Assange’s stay had cost his country $6m (£4.6m) all in last November.