Director Paul Haggis arrested in Italy for Sexual Assault

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Paul HaggisShe is now facing allegations of sexual assault.

The Oscar-winning Crash director was detained in the southern Italian town of Ostuni on charges of sexual assault and aggravated personal injury, according to multiple outlets, including VarietyItalian newspaper Corriere de la Sera.

“Under Italian Law, I cannot discuss the evidence,” Haggis’ longtime personal attorney Priya ChaudhryIn a statement Variety. “That said, I am confident that all allegations will be dismissed against Mr. Haggis. He is totally innocent and willing to fully cooperate with the authorities so the truth comes out quickly.”

Corriere della Sera reported that public prosecutor of the Brindisi province gave a statement that Haggis, 69, allegedly forced a young “foreign”Two days of sex in Ostuni. The woman was then taken to the airport by police and accompanied her until dawn. Police and airport staff provided first aid and took the victim to the hospital. “pink protocol”According to the statement, rape victims were harmed. She subsequently filed formal charges against Haggis.

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