Actress Pamela Anderson criticizes the Prime Minister of Australia for making & # 39; vunzige & # 39; comments about her after he had asked him to help the founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange.
Mrs. Anderson had urged Scott Morrison to bring Mr. Assange to Australia.
Mr. Morrison rejected her plea, but said that he had "enough friends who asked me if they could be my special envoy to solve the problem with Pamela".
A minister of the government defended his remark as "airy".
Mr Morrison did not respond to Mrs Anderson's criticism.
Assange, an Australian citizen, applied for asylum in 2012 at the embassy of London in Ecuador to prevent extradition to Sweden because of allegations of sexual violence – a case that has since been dropped.
He stayed at the embassy because of fear of extradition to the US. Last week, US media reported that officials were preparing charges against him.
Criticism of language
Earlier this month, Anderson, a former Baywatch star and former advocate of Mr. Assange, had called on the Australian government to help him.
"Take Julian back his passport and take him to Australia, be proud of him and throw him a parade when he comes home," she told the 60-minute program of Australia.
Mr. Morrison's remark was made shortly afterwards on a radio program. He also reiterated Australia's view that it would not intervene in the case of Mr Assange.
On Sunday, Mrs. Anderson wrote in an open letter: "You trivialized and laughed at the suffering of an Australian and his family.
"You followed it with filthy, unnecessary comments about a woman who gave her political opinion."
Several Australian politicians supported her criticism of Mr. Morrison's language, even if some disputed her opinion on the case of Mr. Assange.
Labor Senator Kristina Keneally tweeted: "It's high time for men, including @ScottMorrisonMP, to use the sexuality and appearance of a woman to ignore her political arguments."
Independent Senator Derryn Hinch added that Mr. Morrison "should not really have said it".
A minister, Steve Ciobo, told the Australian media: "I suspect it was a statement that was said in a light-hearted way".