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Director Paul Haggis Arrested Over Alleged Sexual Assault



Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis has been arrested in southern Italy on suspicion of aggravated sexual assault

Haggis, 69, who wrote and produced the Oscar-winning 2005 film Crash, was expected to headline the Allora Fest film festival, which kicks off on Tuesday in the city of Ostuni in the province of Brindisi.

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Mr Haggis has denied the allegations via his lawyer, Michele Laforgia.

“Make enquiries as soon as possible, I am totally innocent,”he added

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