by Free Britney at

Controversial liberal filmmaker Michael Moore and other celebrities are putting their names and bank accounts on the line for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Assange, who was arrested for sex crimes in the UK last week, remains in custody pending an appeal by authorities against a judge's decision to grant him bail.

He has vowed to fight extradition to Sweden, arguing that the charges against him are politically motivated and designed to deflect attention from WikiLeaks.

Maybe Moore can also front Assange a new haircut?

This stance has won him some high-profile backing, as was shown at a hearing Tuesday when some notable faces entered Westminster Magistrates Court.

He also found prominent support from here in the U.S., as Michael Moore pledged $20,000 from "his own pocket" to ensure the embattled Assange's freedom.

The director of Bowling for Columbine and Farenheit 9/11 said he backs Assange and will do "anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving."

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