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Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis accused of sexual assault, detained in Italy

Prabhasakshi

Filmmaker Paul Haggis has been detained for sexual assault. Oscar-winner Haggis, 69, is in Italy to attend a film festival in Ostuni starting Tuesday. News agency ‘La Presse’ and several other Italian media houses released a written statement from prosecutors.

Rome. Film director Paul Haggis has been detained in southern Italy in connection with an investigation into allegations of sexual assault on a woman. Italian news media gave this information citing local prosecutors. Oscar-winner Haggis, 69, is in Italy to attend a film festival in Ostuni starting Tuesday. News agency ‘La Presse’ and several other Italian media houses released a written statement from prosecutors.

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It said they were investigating allegations that a “young foreign woman” was forced to have sex “without her consent” for two days. Haggis’ lawyer Priya Choudhary said on Sunday, “I am confident that all charges against Haggis will be dismissed.” He is innocent and is cooperating with the authorities so that the truth can come out.” He, however, did not give any details regarding the evidence found in the case.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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