Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis arrested in Italy for sexual abuse

Canadian director and screenwriter Paul Haggis, Oscar winner for ‘Crash’ (2005), arrested in city of Italy this Sunday Ostuni accused a woman of sexually abusing him for two days, according to (southern) Italian media.

Haggis, accused of sexual violence and serious personal injury, was in that town in the Puglia region to attend the festival. Allora Festival, According to state television RAI, citing a statement from the Brindisi Prosecutor’s Office.

Investigators say the manager allegedly forced a foreign woman to have sex for two days and then “leave” at Papola Casale airport, near Brindisi, despite her.dangerousphysical and psychological conditions.

The airport and customs police personnel who accompanied the woman in her complaint assisted her and then took her to the Brindisi hospital, where the protocol dedicated to victims of sexual violence was activated.

Haggis, 69, Oscar-winning film writerAccidentdashes like ‘ and ‘million dollar baby‘ (2004) or ‘royal casino‘ (2006), being held as a precautionary measure as ordered by prosecutor Antonio Negro and his deputy, Livia Orlando.

“According to the elements gathered, the investigation would compel him to protect the young woman he had known for a long time. sexual intercourse“, defending prosecutors.

In January 2018, four women in the United States accused the director of incidents ranging from sexual assault to sexual assault. tyranny wave breachfollowing a complaint filed in New York by journalist Haleigh Breest.

Source: Informacion

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