Stinkyleaks: Ecuadorian embassy staff complains about Julian Assange’s poor hygiene – By Nicole Rojas – Julian Assange’s lack of cleanliness was reportedly one of the reasons behind Ecuador’s recent attempts to extricate him from his five-year standoff in its UK embassy. A “well-placed” source told The Times that embassy staff have repeatedly complained about Assange’s poor hygiene. The WikiLeaks founder has been holed up at the embassy in Knightsbridge since 2012 and was recently granted Ecuadorean citizenship.