Paul Haggis’ House Arrest on Sexual Assault Charges Ended by Italian Judge

An Italian judge has ended filmmaker Paul Haggis’ 16-day house arrest in a hotel after being charged with sexual assault, his lawyer told news agencies.

Haggis’ lawyer Michele Laforgia told The Associated Press that Haggis remains in Italy while prosecutors decide whether to pursue their investigation of whether he allegedly had sex with a woman without her consent over two days.

The ruling was made by Puglia-based judge Vilma Gilli, who noted an “absence of constricting violent behavior” by Haggis and also a complex story that blurs the original judgment of house arrest, per Italian news agency ANSA.

Haggis and his alleged victim, understood to be a

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