Michael Moore Gives $20K Toward Julian Assange's BailFilmmaker Michael Moore is throwing his weight behind a new cause, donating $20,000 to the bail fund for jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

The 'Capitalism: A Love Story' director took to the Huffington Post to explain his support of Assange, who is currently being held in custody after turning himself in to London's Metropolitan Police Service on December 7th. An arrest warrant was issued for Assange based on allegations that he committed a number of sex crimes in Sweden, charges Assange claimed were part of an attempt to defame him.

Moore writes, "For those of you who think it's wrong to support Julian Assange because of the sexual assault allegations he's being held for, all I ask is that you not be naive about how the government works when it decides to go after its prey. Please -- never, ever believe the "official story." And regardless of Assange's guilt or innocence... this man has the right to have bail posted and to defend himself. I have joined with filmmakers Ken Loach and John Pilger and writer Jemima Khan in putting up the bail money -- and we hope the judge will accept this and grant his release today."