Michael Moore - Julian Assange Costs Filmmakers Thousands

Filmmakers Michael Moore and Ken Loach have forfeited the thousands of dollars they put up for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's bail after he broke the conditions of his freedom.
The directors were among several high-profile figures who contributed to a $384,000 (£240,000) bond handed over to free Assange after he was arrested while on the run in London in 2010.
The controversial Australian was ordered to reside at an address in London while he fights his extradition to Sweden on sex assault charges, but he broke that condition in June (12) when he moved into the Ecuadorian embassy demanding sanctuary.
At a court hearing on Tuesday (04Sep12) it emerged celebrities who contributed to his bond - including Moore, Loach, and Hugh Grant's ex-lover, socialite Jemima Khan - have forfeited the cash.
Assange is refusing to return to Sweden to answer the charges against him, arguing it would pave the way for his extradition to the U.S., where he is wanted for questioning over his whistleblowing website.


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