Paul Haggis is going through new allegations of sexual assault.
On June 19, the Oscar-winning Crash director was detained within the southern Italian city of Ostuni on prices of sexual assault and aggravated private damage, in keeping with a number of retailers, together with Selection and Italian newspaper Corriere de la Sera.
“Underneath Italian Regulation, I can’t focus on the proof,” Haggis’ longtime private lawyer Priya Chaudhry mentioned in a press release to Selection. “That mentioned, I’m assured that each one allegations can be dismissed in opposition to Mr. Haggis. He’s completely harmless and keen to completely cooperate with the authorities so the reality comes out shortly.”
Corriere della Sera reported that public prosecutor of the Brindisi province gave a assertion that Haggis, 69, allegedly pressured a younger “international” lady to have intercourse over the course of two days in Ostuni, then accompanied her to an airport and left her there at daybreak. Airport workers and police administered first support to the alleged sufferer and transported her to a hospital, the place Italy’s “pink protocol” for rape victims was carried out, in keeping with the assertion. She subsequently filed formal prices in opposition to Haggis.