Haggis will not give sworn testimony in rape suit next week
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A scheduled deposition of Paul Haggis in a lawsuit in which the Oscar-winner is accused of rape will not go forward as planned next week.
Attorneys for Haleigh Breest, a publicist who says he raped her in 2013, scheduled Haggis to give sworn testimony on Monday. But his attorney, Christine Lepera, informed her attorneys on Thursday the date didn't work.
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Paul Haggis resigns as chair of Haiti charity he founded
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Crash" writer and director Paul Haggis has resigned as chair of the board of the charity he founded, Artists for Peace and Justice.
The organization says Wednesday that Haggis' resignation was accepted on Jan 4, one day before The Associated Press published accounts from three women alleging sexual misconduct by the Oscar-winning filmmaker.
Partner of 'Eat, Pray, Love' author dies
Rayya Elias died this week following a battle with pancreatic and liver cancer. Elias, 57, was the life partner of "Eat, Pray, Love" author Elizabeth Gilbert. "Thank you for letting me walk with you right to the edge of the river," Gilbert wrote in a tribute. "It has been the greatest honor of my life." The pair had a commitment ceremony in June.
Oscar-winning filmmaker Haggis accused of rape, sex assault
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.
One of the other women speaking out told The Associated Press that Haggis tried to sexually assault her. "I need to be inside you," she recalled him saying, before she managed to run away.