'Paul Haggis Found Liable on All Counts in Civil

Liable on All Counts in Civil

Haggis was

found liable on all three counts of rape and sexual abuse

The jury

deliberated for nearly six hours and the unanimous jury of four men and two women

5 million in

compensation and recommended punitive damages, which will be decided Monday

Breest was

working as a freelancer at the 2013 event, which Haggis attended as a guest

Though he

doesn’t deny the encounter took place, Haggis maintains it was consensual

“The greatest

source of comfort through this five year legal journey has been the support I felt

During closing

arguments on Wednesday, Haggis’ attorney Priya Chaudhry tried to combat Breest’s claims by suggesting

“This lawsuit

has utterly destroyed [Haggis’ career], but to Haleigh, this case is about money

But in

Breest’s testimony, she says only filed the lawsuit after she saw Haggis condemned Harvey

“I want

Paul Haggis to be held accountable that what he did to me was wrong,” Breest

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