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'Crash' Filmmaker Paul Haggis Denies Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Paul Haggis is speaking out to deny the recent sexual misconduct charges made against him.

Last month, a publicist filed a civil lawsuit against the 64-year-old award-winning filmmaker and an additional three women just came forward with their own allegations, including rape.

Paul is denying these claims, claiming they are trying to harm him and obtain money.

“No one has reached out to anyone on Mr. Haggis‘ team other than the press to report this. He views the fact that these reports appear to be spearheaded from the law-firm representing Ms. Breest, as a further tactic to try to harm him and continue their effort to obtain money. Mr. Haggis also questions whether Scientology has any role here, which he notes has been attacking him for years with false accusations,” Paul said in a statement through his lawyer.

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'Crash' Filmmaker Paul Haggis Accused of Sexual Misconduct by Four Women, Including Rape

Paul Haggis has been accused of sexual harassment and assault by four different women.

After a publicist filed a civil lawsuit charging the 64-year-old award-winning filmmaker with rape, three more women have now come forward with their own accusations.

One of the women says that Paul forced her to perform oral sex and then raped her, while another revealed to The Associated Press that Paul told her, “I need to be inside you,” before she was able to run away.

His lawyer denies the new accusations, stating, “He didn’t rape anybody.”

Paul has previously denied the lawsuit allegations in a countersuit, which is currently pending.

Paul is known for writing and producing consecutive Best Picture Oscar winners Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Crash (2005). He also directed Crash.

Daniel Day-Lewis' Gets Star-Studded Support at Final Film NYC Premiere 'Phantom Thread'

Daniel Day Lewis poses alongside his co-star Lesley Manville while attending the New York premiere of his latest film Phantom Thread held at Lincoln Center’s Walter Reade Theater on Monday (December 11) in New York City.

The 60-year-old actor and Lesley, 61, were joined by their other cast mate Vicky Krieps, as well as writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson before making their way to the after party at the Harold Pratt House.

In attendance to show their support was Sienna Miller, Zosia Mamet, Jennifer Morrison, Hugh Dancy, Amber Tamblyn, Bob Odenkirk, Ben Foster, Michael Shannon, David Schwimmer, Paul Haggis, Megan Boone, Dana Delany and Kelly Rutherford.

The film, which is set to be Daniel‘s final movie in front of the camera, is set to hit select theaters on December 25th!

FYI: Sienna is wearing a Proenza Schouler dress. Vicky is wearing an Alexander McQueen gown. Zosia is wearing a Maggie Marilyn dress.

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Ben Stiller & Cuba Cooding Jr. Serve Guests at TIFF Gala

Ben Stiller and Cuba Gooding Jr. wear their waiter uniforms while standing in the kitchen at the Artists for Peace and Justice Gala held during the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival on Sunday (September 10) in Toronto, Canada.

The guys co-hosted the event alongside Morgan Spurlock, Paul Haggis, and more. All of the co-hosts jumped up from their seats and proceeded to serve the guests!

$1.1 million was raised at the event, presented by Bovet 1822, to support education in Haiti.

Cuba entertained the crowd by singing “Oh Canada” and asking the people in attendance to “show him the money” during the live auction.

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Ethan Hawke On Donald Trump's Presidency: 'The Artistic Community Thrives When Fascists Are in Charge'

Ethan Hawke has some thoughts about President-elect Donald Trump!

“In general, the artistic community thrives when fascists are in charge. So the only upside is that people in the arts now are motivated,” the 46-year-old actor recently told THR.

“Look the upset around the Nixon administration and the Vietnam War and what happened with music,” Ethan added. “And the films of the 1960s and ’70s are still seen as a high-water mark. People who cherish equality and fairness, who celebrate the diversity and the human spirit in all people, are feeling punched in the gut.”

Last night (November 27), Ethan got support from his Reality Bites co-star Winona Ryder while attending a special screening of his film Born to be Blue alongside director Robert Budreau at The Roxy Hotel in New York City.

Also in attendance to show their support for the upcoming film was Michael Stuhlbarg, Celia Weston and Paul Haggis.

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