British lady accusing Oscar-winning director Paul Haggis of rape ‘requested for half in James Bond’

A British lady who claims she was ‘raped’ by Oscar-winning movie director Paul Haggis requested him to get her half in a James Bond movie, it has been claimed.

The unidentified 30-year-old was present in a distressed state final week and advised police she had been saved in an Italian mattress and breakfast for 48 hours and abused by him earlier than being dumped at an airport.

Haggis, who appeared earlier than a decide on Wednesday, has denied any wrongdoing and his lawyer Michele Laforgia, has insisted intercourse between the couple was consensual.

Haggis, who co-wrote, directed and produced Crash, which received the 2006 Academy Awards for finest image and finest screenplay, is pictured together with his attorneys exterior the courtroom in Italy

File photo: Haggis is pictured on October 16, 2015 arriving at the Rome Film Festival

File photograph: Haggis is pictured on October 16, 2015 arriving on the Rome Movie Competition

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A behind closed doorways listening to befell in Brindisi courtroom on Wednesday to resolve whether or not the Canadian – who co-wrote On line casino Royale and Quantum of Solace – must be freed pending additional investigations by Italian police.

A request for launch from home arrest was later turned down by an Italian decide and he must stay in Italy whereas the investigation continues.

Forward of his listening to native media carried particulars of a seven web page memo he’s mentioned to have drawn up for his lawyer by which he reportedly claimed that he had met the lady at Monte Carlo in April at a movie pageant and the 2 had remained in contact through WhatsApp.

Haggis claimed the couple had spoken briefly in Monte Carlo and he or she had expressed a want to be within the subsequent James Bond movie and later posted an image with him saying it was ‘an honor to fulfill’ him.

He then described how the 2 had then met at Ostuni close to Brindisi in June and so they had pushed to his lodge the place she then ‘kissed’ him passionately.

Haggis within the memo goes on to say the 2 then had intercourse after she had taken a bathe, underlining it had been consensual and the next day that they had gone out collectively forward of the Allora Movie Competition in Ostuni which he was attending as a visitor together with his daughter.

He advised his lawyer that the lady had ‘insisted’ on holding his hand – which he mentioned he was not comfy with – and he or she had been left upset by his response.

As soon as again at their room he claimed the couple then had consensual intercourse once more, the next day Haggis mentioned he left her as he had a enterprise appointment and he or she met with mates earlier than that night they met once more, in response to his leaked assertion, the place they as soon as once more had consensual intercourse.

In mid-June he claimed the lady had gone out once more with mates however returned drunk and tried to have intercourse with him however he had refused and had then began describing how she was the subsequent Bond woman.

The assertion then goes on to allege that the subsequent day early within the morning Haggis took the lady to Brindisi airport for her flight again to Stansted the place she requested him for cash however he refused and drove away.

Haggis wrote the screenplays for the Daniel Craig blockbusters Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace and he won an Oscar with his screenplay for the 2004 hit Crash

Haggis wrote the screenplays for the Daniel Craig blockbusters On line casino Royale and Quantum of Solace and he received an Oscar together with his screenplay for the 2004 hit Crash

Employees later discovered her in a distressed state and police had been known as and he or she advised them that she had been locked up for the final three days and compelled to have intercourse with Haggis.

Officer tracked him all the way down to his lodge and he was positioned beneath home arrest till his look earlier than decide Vanda Gilli right this moment.

Mr Laforgia insisted officers had ‘badly interpreted’ the findings of the medical report and that the truth is the couple had been identified to one another and the intercourse was consensual.

Haggis co-wrote, directed and produced Crash, which received the 2006 Academy Awards for finest image and finest screenplay. He additionally wrote the screenplay for Million Greenback Child, one other Oscar winner.

He has had authorized issues lately stemming from sexual misconduct accusations by 4 girls in america, which have but to be determined in courtroom and that Haggis has denied.

An external view of the Brindisi law court, with the judge set to rule on whether Haggis can be set free pending possible additional investigation

An exterior view of the Brindisi legislation courtroom, with the decide set to rule on whether or not Haggis may be let out pending attainable further investigation

Haggis, who co-wrote, directed and produced Crash, which won the 2006 Academy Awards for best picture and best screenplay, is pictured with his lawyers outside the court in Italy Haggis is pictured scanning through metal detectors at the Brindisi law court in southern Italy

Haggis, who co-wrote, directed and produced Crash, which received the 2006 Academy Awards for finest image and finest screenplay, is pictured together with his attorneys exterior the courtroom in Italy Haggis is pictured scanning by means of steel detectors on the Brindisi legislation courtroom in southern Italy

Final night time Choose Vanda Gilli dominated he must stay in Italy and an extra listening to later this month with the lady who has additionally been advised to remain within the nation.

Mr Laforgia advised Mail On-line: ‘The decide has ordered Mr Haggis to be saved beneath home arrest however it must be famous the order highlights, as have all the time insisted, there is no such thing as a proof within the medical examination of bodily accidents.

‘We additionally underline as soon as once more that the accused utterly denies the accusations and that we hope readability will likely be fast and he will likely be freed because of this.

‘Mr Haggis answered all questions put to him by the decide and has support he’s prepared to stay within the nation for so long as is important to show his innocence.’

He added: ‘Paul Haggis’ defender denies that the textual content partially revealed in a newspaper corresponds to the statements that the suspect will make within the interrogation earlier than the Preliminary Investigations Choose of Brindisi.

‘The quoted sentences had been extrapolated from a confidential and confidential notice forwarded by Mr Haggis earlier than being detained, in open violation of the confidentiality of personal communications and correspondence protected by felony legislation, the Italian Structure and the European Conference on Human Rights.

‘For this violation, Mr. Haggis reserves all actions to guard his rights earlier than the competent authorities. ‘

Haggis is accused of sexual violence.

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