Paul Haggis Accused of Four Counts of Sexual Misconduct, Including Rape

Paul Haggis Accused of Four Counts of Sexual Misconduct, Including Rape
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Paul Haggis, the Oscar-winning Canadian writer and director of Crash, has been accused of four counts of sexual misconduct, including two counts of rape.

As TMZ reports, Haggis was sued in December for allegedly raping publicist Haleigh Breest in 2013 after a movie premiere. Haggis denied the claims and countersued, claiming Breest was trying to get $9 million USD out of him.

Regardless of the outcome, Breest's suit has resulted in three more women coming forward. Though they're unnamed at this point, the women accuse Haggis of sexual misconduct. One woman alleges he forced her to perform oral sex on him before raping her.

Haggis has not yet responded to the claims, though in the past the filmmaker has said that he's being met with "false allegations" as a result of leaving the Church of Scientology in 2009. He's since spoken out against the church in films like Going Clear.

Stay tuned for more details on the latest sexual misconduct allegations against Haggis as they become available.