The erratic behaviour of Julian Assange during his self-imposed exile has been dramatically captured in videos and documents obtained by MailOnline.
Assange’s seven-year stay in Ecuador’s embassy in central London resulted in a bizarre existence, making him an eccentric Robinson Crusoe type figure who resorted to desperate means to keep himself occupied.
The newly-emerged videos show Assange, 47, with fists clenched and his arms pumped as he frantically boxes with an imaginary sparring partner.
Julian Assange has his fists clenched and his arms pumped as he frantically boxes with an imaginary sparring partner at the Ecuadorian embassy in London
He then paces around a tiny kitchen as he guzzles from a drink carton and walks in and out of an adjoining larder.
In another video, the WikiLeaks co-founder vehemently waves both his arms as if he is conducting a symphony orchestra in his spartan kitchen, walks aimlessly into an adjoining larder and then reappears only to turn around and return once again.
Assange’s shabby appearance and peculiar conduct is a far cry from the fresh faced, energetic man who defied some of the world´s most powerful nations through his controversial WikiLeaks work.
He first took refuge and claimed asylum in Ecuador´s London embassy in June 2012 to escape Swedish authorities from extraditing him for a case of rape and sexual assault.
He then paces around a tiny kitchen as he guzzles from a drink carton and walks in and out of an adjoining larder
Assange resorted to desperate means to keep himself occupied inside the London embassy
He feared that once in Sweden, America would eventually extradite and prosecute him for a series of high profile Pentagon leaks, which the country claimed threatened its national security.
One document accuses Assange of smearing excrement around the light switch on the wall of the men’s toilet
Another video graphically underlines the high price Assange has paid for his solitary defiance.
He slept in a small bedroom, that was once an office and had use of a narrow, austere kitchen.
The images show Assange standing beside a decrepit mini electric stove, preparing to cook something while bouncing up and down on the spot, his trousers falling below his waist, revealing the top of his backside.
Documents obtained by MailOnline also show that Ecuadorian officials vehemently complained about his personal etiquette during his stay in their embassy.
One document accuses Assange of smearing excrement around the light switch on the wall of the men’s toilet and the edge of the toilet seat.
A document addressed directly to Assange and dated March 30, 2015 refers to a complaint that he had left bottles filled with urine in the embassy’s communal kitchen after the country´s ambassador was alerted by staff
Assange is pictured being arrested and led out of the Ecuadorian Embassy on April 11
Written in Spanish by one of the embassy’s security officials and accompanied by photographs, it notes: ‘I am reporting that on the night of Friday September 28, when the security guard went to use the men’s toilet he was shocked to find stains on the toilet seat and the light switch smeared with excrement.
‘It should be indicated that apart from the security guard there were no other visitors and the only person who used the toilet was Mr Asange. The security guard had to clean the dirty area before he could use the toilet.’
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno and other officials from the South American country have accused Assange of smearing excrement on the walls of the embassy and of maintaining poor hygiene, which they insist contributed to their decision to withdraw his asylum status earlier this month.
When Ecuador announced its decision, Mr Moreno tweeted that it was because Assange ‘repeated violations to international conventions and daily-life protocols.’
This letter states in Spanish: ‘Dear Ambassador, I am reporting that on the night of Friday 28 September, when the security guard went to use the men’s toilet he was shocked to find stains on the toilet seat and the light swtich smeared with excrement. It should be indicated that apart from the security guard there were no other visitors and the only person who used the toilet was Mr Asange. The security guard had to clean the dirty areas before he could use the toilet’
Assange gives a thumbs up as he arrives at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on April 11
Another document, addressed directly to Assange and dated March 30, 2015 refers to a complaint that he had left bottles filled with urine in the embassy´s communal kitchen after the country´s ambassador was alerted by staff.
It warns: ‘As per his (the ambassador’s) instructions I am writing you a letter to state that this constitutes an inappropriate behaviour that has generated a sanitation and hygiene risk for all Embassy Staff, and that it must not be repeated.’
The country´s Interior Minister Maria Paula Romo also claimed that Assange´s mental and physical health had deteriorated during his stay in the embassy and the he also began acting aggressively towards his hosts.
She added that he had been ‘allowed to do things like put faeces on the walls of the embassy and other behaviours of that nature.’
Assange’s lawyer Jenifer Robinson has accused Ecuador of making up the allegations about his personal behaviour and that he was also spying on the country.
The Ecuadorian Embassy in London is pictured on April 11 after Assange was arrested by police
Assange is pictured making a statement from the Ecuadorian embassy on May 19, 2017
She said: ‘I think the first thing to say is Ecuador has been making some pretty outrageous allegations over the past few days to justify what was an unlawful and extraordinary act in allowing British police to come inside an embassy.’
Following Ecuador’s withdrawal of asylum status, a disheveled Assange, supporting a fuzzy, unruly beard and unkempt hair, was dragged unceremoniously out of the nation’s embassy by eight policemen to a waiting police van as he ranted about Donald Trump and screamed ‘the UK has no civility.’
He appeared before Westminster Magistrate’s Court where he was found guilty of failing to surrender to the court and now faces a possible 12 month prison sentence.
Assange is also preparing to battle extradition to the United States over an allegation that he had conspired with former army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to break into a classified government computer.
If he is sent to the US, it will disappoint his celebrity supporters such as Pamela Anderson and Yoko Ono who have visited him and campaigned on his behalf.