Re: He not cooped up
That's Pamela Anderson. Admittedly neither of them have aged well, hence your confusion.
I was much amused by Cryptome John Whathisname's hostility to Wikileaks initially, but that hostility quickly became pathetic and ruined the credibility of Cryptome.
You need to ask yourself, do you really think Assange could bypass the Met AND get out on London streets AND restrain himself from posting?