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Director Haggis released on bail in rape case

Oscar winning Canadian filmmaker denies rape charges

(ANSA) - ROME, JUL 4 - Canadian two-time Oscar winning director and screenwriter Paul haggis was released on bail Monday after being detained for 16 days on charges of raping a 28-year-old British woman in a B&B at Ostuni in Puglia for three days in mid-June.
    Haggis, 69, who denies inflicting the June 12-15 alleged ordeal on the woman, won his Academy awards as producer and screenwriter of the 2004 film Crash, which he also directed.
    He also wrote the Oscar winning Clint Eastwood vehicle Million Dollar Baby (2004). (ANSA).
   

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