The former Baywatch star, who has been pictured visiting London’s Ecuadorian Embassy on a number of occasions, gushed about the WikiLeaks founder in a new blog post.
“My relationship with Julian - it's no secret. He is one of my favourite people and he might be the most famous, most politicised refugee of our time,” the actress wrote.
Anderson said that she was ‘concerned’ about the man that she has previously described as a ‘dear friend’.
“Famous for being persecuted is not a position of power but a position of vulnerability. I am concerned,” she said.
Anderson went on to describe Assange as an ‘extremely empathetic’ human being, who ‘cares deeply about the world’.
“And because of his work he has made some powerful enemies in a few countries, America especially, by exposing them,” she added.
“Julian is trying to free the world by educating it. It is a romantic struggle. I love him for this.”
In the lengthy blog post, Anderson also touches on her new book, which is about ‘sensuality – a sexy kindness’.
Assange has been living in the embassy in Knightsbridge since 2012, over fears that he will be extradited to the US as part of an investigation into Wikileaks.
He is also wanted for questioning in Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which he denies .