Lawyer Maranella claims to have spoken with the 28-year-old Englishwoman
(ANSA) – BARI, JUNE 24 – “I felt the girl very shaken and tried. She was very afraid”. This is what the lawyer Stefano Maranella reports, claiming that he was contacted yesterday by the 28-year-old Englishman who in recent days reported having suffered sexual violence by the director and Oscar-winning screenwriter Paul Haggis, 69, under house arrest since last Sunday in Ostuni ( Toasts). In the past few hours, the 28-year-old has left the protected community in Puglia where she had been for a few days.
The lawyer clarifies that at the moment he has not received the official assignment to defend the 28-year-old.
“Yesterday – she explains – I was contacted by her, morning and evening, over five times. I repeat, she was very worried”. “To talk – explains Maranella – she used many precautions and precautions”.
Meanwhile, the probative incident requested by the Brindisi prosecutor to crystallize the woman’s statements has been set for 29 June. The alleged violence would have taken place between 12 and 15 June last in a b & b in Ostuni where Haggis was to participate in the film festival ‘So Fest’. (HANDLE).