Director Paul Haggis Arrested in Italy
Film director Paul Haggis was detained Sunday for investigation of allegations that he sexually assaulted a woman in southern Italy, Italian news media said, quoting local prosecutors.
The Canadian-born, Oscar-winning Haggis, 69, has been in Italy for a film celebration..
.. that starts on Tuesday in Ostuni, a vacationer town in Puglia, the district that shapes the "heel" of the Italian peninsula.
The news agency LaPresse and several other Italian media carried a written statement from prosecutors in the nearby city of Brindisi that..
..they were investigating allegations a "young foreign woman" was forced to have "non-consensual" sexual relations over two days.
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 relations.