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Wikileaks founder Assange's accuser says was targeted after sex crime claim.

London, May 13 ( ANI ): One of the Swedish women who accused Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of sex crimes has spoken out about the ordeal she said she suffered at the hands of her alleged abuser's mother and other supporters.

The woman, who cannot be named for legal reasons, said in her blog post that she became a target for her former allies, the Sweden Democrats, anti-feminists, Jew-haters, the abuser's friends and mother, who turned against her and presumed she was lying about the allegations she made, reports The Independent.

It is believed to be the first time the woman has spoken about her experience at the hands of her alleged abuser's supporters.

In the blogpost, she did not name the man she said attacked her. But the date she gave for the incident coincides with the time she alleged Assange assaulted her. The name of the blog's author also matches that of a woman widely identified as one of the complainants in Assange case.

And her claims of attacks by supporters of her abuser match the experiences of the women who accuse Julian Assange of crimes defined as sexual assault and rape in Swedish law.

She wrote that, after the alleged assault, everything she had said that was to her advantage in that context was deemed invalidated, or was met with silence.

But she added that, after a period of time, people belatedly began to stand up for her. And she wondered what would have happened without that support.

Numerous articles have appeared online speculating both about the veracity of the women's claims, and the some have claimed agenda lies behind them.

Assange's mother Christine Assange has also launched attacks on those who have opposed her son for his refusal to go to Sweden. ( ANI )

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