The New York Times is going with the latter of course as you can read about here.
The femme fatale (for lack of a better term, it's late) in this case now has been revealed to be Anna Ardin.
Now it would appear on first glance that this might just be a situation of jealous lovers and perhaps slightly vengeful women. Probably this is the case.
One website points out that Anna's cousin is in the military.
If this is really her cousin, then he is a high ranking military officer who gives lectures with international participants on "counter influence activities" and "War Gaming 4GW."
Anna Ardin in a university paper on Cuba also thanks a "Mattias" for getting her out of the island caribbean country when the Cuban government became suspicious of her activities there.
Ok, a lot of people have family in the military. But it might be a little odd that this is the woman who Assange would not only end up having an affair with but also was his personal secretary involved with many details of his visits and appointments.
Even if it is just a case of jealous, slightly mad behavior, then still the question remains....who leaked the information to the tabloid press within hours? On the website of the Swedish Prosecution Authority it says that they did not.
(Update: I pulled this post because it disgusts me writing about people's personal lives and I thought maybe the issue would die out. But after seeing the Wall Street Journal and lawyers for the women still pushing the issue, I am reposting it.)