LOS ANGELES (CBSLA/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.
One of the new accusers says Haggis forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.
And another of the new women speaking out told The Associated Press that before she managed to run away, Haggis told her, “I need to be inside you.”
Haggis’ lawyer denied the latest accusations, saying in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter: “Mr. Haggis denies these anonymous claims in whole. In a society where one of a person’s fundamental rights is the ability to confront an accuser, that right has now been eviscerated when it comes to anyone being charged in the press with any sort of sexual misconduct.
“Notably, no one has reached out to anyone on Mr. Haggis’ team other than the press to report this.”
Haggis won Academy Awards for the film “Crash.”
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