Oscar-Winning Director Ordered To Pay $10 Million To Rape Accuser

At a glance

  • The Hollywood screenwriter, producer, and director worked on award winning projects including “Crash” and “Million Dollar Baby,” plus the James Bond movies “Casino Royale” and “Quantum of Solace.”
  • The screenwriter expressed his dissatisfaction with the jury ruling, vowing to appeal their decision. “I can’t live with lies like this. I will die clearing my name,” Haggis said, per NBC News.
  • The jury had already awarded Breest $7.5 million in compensatory damages for suffering as part of the civil suit, but returned to court to decide if she was also owed punitive damages based on Haggis’ financial situation.

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