ROME (AP) — Film directorPaul Haggis is detainedSunday, for the investigation of sexual assault allegations against him inSouthern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors.
Canadian-born Oscar-winningHaggis (69) has been in ItalyFor more information, please visit: filmFestival that starts on Tuesday inOstuni, a popular tourist spot inPuglia, the region which forms the “heel”Italy’s peninsula.
LaPresse news agency and other media in Italy were subject to a written statement of prosecutors inThe nearby city of Brindisi was the focus of their investigation into allegations. “young foreign woman”was forced to have “non-consensual”Two days of sexual relations
Haggis’s attorney, Priya Chaudhry, said that although he could not discuss the evidence under Italian law, “I am confident that all allegations will be dismissed against Mr. Haggis. He is totally innocent, and willing to fully cooperate with the authorities so the truth comes out quickly.”
Antonio Negro and Livia Olson, the investigators, have spoken out. inThe woman said that she was “forced to seek medical care”After the sexual relations. After a couple days “of non-consensual relations, the woman was accompanied by the man”Sunday, Brindisi Airport “was left there at dawn despite (her) precarious physical and psychological conditions.”
The Brindisi prosecutors’ office was closed on Sunday.
Prosecutors claimed that she was noticed by airport personnel and police “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.
Police at headquarters’ operations room said they weren’t authorized to give out information about the case, including whether Haggis was being held at the police station or at a hotel or other lodging.
Haggis is a traditional Scottish dish. directorProducer and screenwriter. He was awarded an Oscar in2006 Award for Best Original Screenplay “Crash.”
Also, the prosecution was quoted as saying that she had been assaulted by her husband. “formalized her complaint and cited circumstances which were subsequently looked into for confirmation by investigators.” They didn’t cite her nationality or age.