Paul Haggis, the director of ‘Crash’ and a renowned screenwriter, is charged with sexual assault and a serious personal injury resulting from non-consensual sexual contact. The authorities detained the Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis on Sunday. According to reports, he was arrested and charged with sexual assault in Italy.
The director was arrested after an investigator received a report of a sexual assault committed by a young foreign woman in southern Italy. Doctors had to place the foreign woman on a life support machine in order to save her life. They discovered that she had an extramarital affair with an Italian man named Haggis, which resulted in serious health problems.
Paul Haggis, A Film Director, Was Detained In Italy On Suspicion Of Sexual Assault!!!
The identity, age, and nationality of the victim have not been disclosed, according to a statement from Italian prosecutors obtained by the Associated Press. She was observed in an airport close to Italy. Everything transpired early on Sunday morning. Haggis sexually abused the woman for two days before abandoning her at the airport, according to the results of her comprehensive medical examination and her statement. When airport personnel and police discovered the woman, she was in a psychiatric condition. She was quickly apprehended at the airport due to her weakened condition.
She was then transported to a nearby hospital for further evaluation. The police were notified by medical personnel, and she was able to describe her ordeal in detail. She filed a formal complaint regarding the alleged sexual assault and provided supporting details from the scene. After the woman filed complaints against Paul Haggis, he was immediately taken into custody on suspicion of causing bodily harm and sexual assault.
Haggis was in southern Italy at the time of the inaugural Allora festival. After being notified of the incident, Allora Fest organizers immediately halted the inaugural event and arranged for a new one. The director had been scheduled for a master class in Italy as recently as that day.
Attorney Priya Chaudhry, a skilled litigator, stated that under Italian law, evidence cannot be disclosed. Moreover, she reaffirms her confidence in Mr. Haggis’ abilities. She argues that Haggis will be found innocent of all charges and that his innocence is beyond any reasonable doubt. She adds that the attorney and client would comply fully with the procedures to uncover the truth as quickly as possible.
In contrast to what Priya asserted, other women came forward in late 2017 and early 2018 to accuse Paul Haggis of identical sexual misconduct. The publicist Haleigh Breest subsequently filed a lawsuit against the screenwriter. Since then, three additional women have accused Paul Haggis of various offenses.
A woman who accused Haggis of sexual assault in 1996 and was 28 years old was one of the witnesses at the late event. At the time, she was employed as a television performer. Haggis attempted to kiss her in the office’s back room while she was there for a performance. She was then forced to engage in oral sex with her and subsequently raped her. The Covid pandemic temporarily halted the Breests’ lawsuit, which is currently ongoing.