London, Feb 12 (ANI): Julian Assange's lawyer has said that the accusation of sexual assault made against WikiLeaks founder by one of his two alleged Swedish victims describes "the missionary position".
However, Assange has denied such an attack taking place.
Geoffrey Robertson QC told the extradition hearing, at Belmarsh magistrate's court in south London, that any resistance had been "unarticulated" on the part of Miss A, who has accused the Assange of ripping off her clothes, snapping a necklace, pinning her down and trying to force himself on her without wearing a condom.
"In so far as Mr Assange held her arms and there was a forceful spreading of her legs, there's no allegation that this was without her consent," the Guardian quoted him as saying.
"Sexual encounters have their ups and downs, their ebbs and flows. What may be unwanted one moment can with further empathy become desired. These complex human interactions are not criminal in this country."
The argument that Assange used the weight of his body to pin her down "describes what is usually termed the missionary position," he added.(ANI)