Paul Haggis, Oscar-winning screenwriter-director, detained in Italy on sexual assault charges

Paul Haggis, Oscar-winning screenwriter-director, detained in Italy on sexual assault charges

The 69-year-old Canadian-born director and screenwriter, who won two Oscars for the 2004 crime drama “Crash,” was in the country to attend a film festival that begins Tuesday in Ostuni, a tourist town in the southern Italian region of Puglia. Public prosecutors in the nearby town of Brindisi said in a statement Sunday that they …

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