Director Haggis seems in Italy court docket amid assault probe

Director Haggis appears in Italy court amid assault probe

2022-06-23 00:43:23

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Movie director Paul Haggis appeared in court docket in southern Italy on Wednesday amid a police investigation into a lady’s allegations he had intercourse together with her with out her consent over the course of two days.

Haggis, 69, made no remark as he arrived with Italian lawyer Michele Laforgia on the courthouse in Brindisi, a port city in Puglia, the area that kinds the “heel” of southeastern Italy. There was no signal that members of his household who had been in Italy on the time joined him.

Prosecutors introduced Sunday that police had detained the Canadian-born director, screenwriter and producer for investigation of alleged aggravated sexual violence and aggravated private accidents.

State TV and different Italian media stated the alleged sufferer is a 30-year-old Englishwoman who had identified Haggis earlier than he got here to the vacationer city of Ostuni to take part in an arts pageant.

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Haggis co-wrote, directed and produced “Crash,” which received the 2006 Academy Awards for greatest image and greatest screenplay. He additionally wrote the screenplay for “Million Greenback Child,” one other Oscar winner.

Canadian-born movie director Paul Haggis, heart, arrives along with his lawyer Michele Laforgia at Brindisi legislation court docket in southern Italy, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to be heard by prosecutors investigating a lady’s allegations he had intercourse together with her with out her consent over the course of two days. Underneath Italian legislation, a decide, after listening to arguments from each prosecutors and protection attorneys, will rule on whether or not Haggis will be let loose pending potential further investigation. (AP Photograph/Salvatore Laporta)
((AP Photograph/Salvatore Laporta))

He has had authorized issues lately stemming from sexual misconduct accusations by 4 ladies in the US.

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In Italy, a decide, after listening to arguments from each prosecutors and protection attorneys, is predicted to rule Wednesday on whether or not Haggis ought to be free of custody pending potential further investigation.

Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis arrives at Brindisi law court in southern Italy, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to be heard by prosecutors investigating a woman's allegations he had sex with her without her consent over the course of two days. Under Italian law, a judge, after hearing arguments from both prosecutors and defense lawyers, will rule on whether Haggis can be set free pending possible additional investigation. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

Canadian-born movie director Paul Haggis arrives at Brindisi legislation court docket in southern Italy, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to be heard by prosecutors investigating a lady’s allegations he had intercourse together with her with out her consent over the course of two days. Underneath Italian legislation, a decide, after listening to arguments from each prosecutors and protection attorneys, will rule on whether or not Haggis will be let loose pending potential further investigation. (AP Photograph/Salvatore Laporta)
((AP Photograph/Salvatore Laporta))

The decide might additionally resolve to order him saved jailed or beneath home arrest.

Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis, right, arrives with his lawyer Federico Straziota at Brindisi law court in southern Italy, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to be heard by prosecutors investigating a woman's allegations he had sex with her without her consent over the course of two days. Under Italian law, a judge, after hearing arguments from both prosecutors and defense lawyers, will rule on whether Haggis can be set free pending possible additional investigation. (AP Photo/Salvatore Laporta)

Canadian-born movie director Paul Haggis, proper, arrives along with his lawyer Federico Straziota at Brindisi legislation court docket in southern Italy, Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to be heard by prosecutors investigating a lady’s allegations he had intercourse together with her with out her consent over the course of two days. Underneath Italian legislation, a decide, after listening to arguments from each prosecutors and protection attorneys, will rule on whether or not Haggis will be let loose pending potential further investigation. (AP Photograph/Salvatore Laporta)
((AP Photograph/Salvatore Laporta))

Haggis’ U.S.-based lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, advised The Related Press on Sunday that though she couldn’t talk about the proof beneath Italian legislation, “I’m assured that every one allegations can be dismissed towards Mr. Haggis. He’s completely harmless, and keen to completely cooperate with the authorities so the reality comes out shortly.”

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