Screenwriter, Paul Haggis detained for sexual assault in Italy 

Paul Haggis

Oscar-winning screenwriter and director Paul Haggis was detained in Italy after being accused for sexually assualting a woman. 

The Crash screen writer was in Italy for a film festival that begins on Tuesday in Ostuni, located in the “heel” of the Italian peninsula. 

According to some news agency in Italy, the young foreign woman was forced to have “non-consensual” sexual relations over two days. 

Prosecutors said the woman was “forced to seek medical care” following the sexual relations. After a couple of days “of non-consensual relations, the woman was accompanied by the man” to Brindisi airport on Sunday. She subsequently “was left there at dawn, despite (her) precarious physical and psychological conditions.” 

Prosecutors Antonio Negro and Livia Orlando said airport staff and police noticed the woman’s “obvious confused state” and ”and after lending initial treatment, took her to Brindisi’s police headquarters, where officers accompanied her to a local hospital for examination. 

Haggis known for winning back-to-back Academy awards for these movies Million Dollar Baby (2004), directed by Clint Eastwood, and Crash (2005).

For the sake of his fans and achievements, we hope it’s not true.

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