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.