Filmmaker Michael Moore has offered to pay $20 000 to help bail out WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

In a statement Moore said: “Yesterday, in the Westminster Magistrates Court in London, the lawyers for WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange presented to the judge a document from me stating that I have put up $20,000 of my own money to help bail Mr. Assange out of jail.”

The controversial documentary producer also promised to do everything in his power to maintain the running of the whistleblower website.

“I am publicly offering the assistance of my website, my servers, my domain names and anything else I can do to keep WikiLeaks alive and thriving as it continues its work to expose the crimes that were concocted in secret and carried out in our name and with our tax dollars.”

He also said that WikiLeaks role, investigating the actions of politicians, was important in today’s society.

“Perhaps the next war won’t be so easy because the tables have been turned – and now it’s Big Brother who’s being watched … by us!” he continued.

Julian Assange needs to raise a total of £240,000 for his bailout.