Oscar-winning director and screenwriter Paul Haggis has turned out to be on the wrong side of Italian law after news emerged yesterday that Italian authorities have arrested Haggis for alleged sexual violence against a woman in southern Italy through Associated Press.
According to reports, a “Young Stranger Woman” he was forced to have “Without consent” sexual intercourse for two days with Haggis. Prosecutors said the woman in question was “Forced to seek medical help” after intercourse and after a few days “From a relationship without consent, the woman was accompanied by the man” to Brindisi Airport on Sunday. Brindisi is a nearby town near Ostuni on the Italian peninsula.
Subsequently, the woman was “Left there at dawn, despite (her) uncertain physical and psychological conditions.” At the time of writing, Haggis and his lawyer were not immediately responsible for the alleged incident. Prosecutors Antonio Negro and Livia Orlando said airport officials and police spotted the woman “Obviously confused” and ”and after giving her initial treatment, took her to Brindisi Police Headquarters, where officers escorted her to a local hospital for examination.
Haggis won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Picture, Disaster. He also spent more than 20 years in television before turning into feature films. He became the first screenwriter to receive two Best Film Academy Awards for his screenplays A baby for millions of dollarsdirected by Clint Eastwood, and Disaster. His other films include Flags of our fathers and letters from Ivo Jima, the latter for which he won his third Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay. He also co-wrote the James Bond film Casino Royale.
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