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Michael Moore: Sex Crime Charges Against Julian Assange 'Stink to the High Heavens' (VIDEO)

by Jeremy Taylor, posted Dec 15th 2010 12:05PM
Filmmaker Michael Moore has offered $20,000 to help Julian Assange make bail. The WikiLeaks president is currently in a London jail, and faces charges of "sex by surprise" in Sweden.

Moore discussed his support of Assange on 'Countdown With Keith Olbermann' (weeknights, 8 PM ET on MSNBC), telling Olbermann he has no problem posting bail for a man who has been accused of a sex crime, because he believes the charges are suspicious.

"This whole thing stinks to the high heavens, I got to tell you. I mean I wasn't born yesterday. . . We've seen this before. Now, to this guilt or innocent . . . what they say he did . . . his condom broke during consensual sex."

Moore, like others have, is suggesting Assange's legal problems are retribution for revealing state secrets on WikiLeaks. A pretty good counter to this conspiracy theory is that the charges against Assange are so bizarre and flimsy (as we currently understand them) that no self-respecting government would even considering using them to frame an enemy.

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