“Under Italian Law, I cannot discuss the evidence,” 해기스’ lawyer Priya Chaudhry told Fox News Digital. “That said, I am confident that all allegations will be dismissed against Mr. 해기스.
“He is totally innocent, and willing to fully cooperate with the authorities so the truth comes out quickly.”
해기스, 69, 화요일에 Ostuni에서 시작되는 Allora 영화제를 위해 이탈리아에 있었습니다., Puglia의 관광 도시, 형성하는 지역 “힐” 이탈리아 반도의.
통신사 라프레스, and several additional Italian media groups, carried a written statement from prosecutors in the city of Brindisi that they were investigating allegations a “young foreign woman” — meaning non-Italian — was forced to have “동의하지 않은” sexual relations over two days with the Canadian screenwriter.
Prosecutors Antonio Negro and Livia Orlando, who are conducting the investigation, said in the statement that the woman was “forced to seek medical care” following the sexual encounters.
Italian news media reported that after a few days “of non-consensual relations, the woman was accompanied by the man” to Brindisi airport on Sunday and “was left there at dawn despite (그녀) precarious physical and psychological conditions.”
Prosecutors said airport staff and police noticed her “obvious confused state,” and after initial treatment, took her to Brindisi’s police headquarters, where officers accompanied her to a local hospital for examination.
Authorities said they weren’t authorized to give out information about the case, including her nationality or age, or Haggis’ whereabouts.
Haggis won the Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay Oscar 에 2006 ...에 대한 “Crash,” which was inspired by his own real-life incident where he was carjacked outside a video store in Los Angeles.
The Canadian director, who also wrote “백만 달러 아기” 과 “Flags of Our Fathers,” has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct by a total of four women, citing incidents that allegedly occurred between 1996 과 2015.
Publicist Haleigh Breest filed a civil lawsuit in December 2017, and claimed Haggis raped her on Jan. 31, 2013 in a New York City apartment. Her suit prompted three additional women to come forward under the condition of anonymity, according to AP.
Haggis was a Scientologist for 35 years and left the church in 2009. Shortly after the lawsuits, Leah Remini and her “Scientology and the Aftermath” 공동 호스트, Mike Rinder, released a lengthy statement defending Haggis and claiming the women in question may have suspect motivations for coming forward.
“There is plenty of reason to worry about defending anyone accused of sexual assault in today’s climate. But the fear of consequences for speaking our truth has not held us back in the past and isn’t about to start now,” 까지 측정한 것. “We have supported victims of sexual abuse who have reached out to us and have worked with them and law enforcement to ensure justice is done for both victims and the accused. We have avoided trial by media.”
In their post, they defended Haggis’ character and suggested the Church of Scientology is behind the three additional accusers that are “suddenly appearing out of the woodwork.”
“We expect the next ‘revelations’ about Paul Haggis in this campaign to destroy him to be based on information culled from his Scientology files in the form of more ‘anonymous’ accusers, hiding behind a lawyer who will never have to disclose who is paying their bill.”
Haggis has denied the original rape allegation in a counter-complaint and said the accuser and her lawyer had demanded a $ 9 million payment to avoid legal action, which he characterized as extortion.
“Paul Haggis deserves, based on his record as a gentleman and humanitarian, to be judged when all the evidence has been taken under penalty of perjury in a court of law,” Remini and Rinder wrote. “Because claims of anonymous accusers who have NOT gone to law enforcement are not credible.”
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