Haggis will not provide sworn testimony in rape match next week


Evan Agostini/ AP Director Paul Haggis participates in the world premiere of “Spielberg”, throughout the 55th New York Movie Festival, at Alice Tully Hall on Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, in New York.

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018|7:12 p.m.

LOS ANGELES– A set up deposition of Paul Haggis in a lawsuit where the Oscar-winner is implicated of rape will not go forward as planned next week.

Attorneys for Haleigh Breest, a press agent who says he raped her in 2013, set up Haggis to provide sworn statement on Monday. However his attorney, Christine Lepera, notified her attorneys on Thursday the date didn’t work.

The suit, filed in December, prompted 3 extra ladies to information to The Associated Press their own sexual misconduct allegations, including another who says he raped her. They aren’t determined in court documents.

Haggis has denied the accusations and countersued Breest, who sued Haggis in Manhattan in December.

Breest’s lawyers have requested the deposition to be right away rescheduled. They likewise criticized Lepera for asking for a settlement which was then defined as extortion in the countersuit.

Lepera did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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