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Sexual assault case against Paul Haggis dismissed by Italian judge

An Italian court dismissed a sexual assault case against Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis.

The court ruled that there are no grounds to further pursue an investigation into the Canadian director having sex with a young woman without her consent.

After viewing the evidence and hearing arguments from both sides, the District Court of Lecce, an appellate court with three judges, unanimously rejected a prosecutor’s appeal to have Haggis’ house arrest reinstated,” said Haggis’ Italian lawyer Michele Laforgia in a statement issued on Saturday.

The 69-year-old director spent 16 days under house arrest in a hotel, before being released from detention.

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