Taking the Red Pill: Academy Award-winning director Paul Haggis is a shameless Hollywood rapist and sex offender

Two time Academy Award-winning director Paul Haggis as chair of The Canadian Film Centre (CFC) Cineplex Entertainment and Short Dramatic Film Programs. Haggis hosted a masterclass with the CFC residents in Toronto, Ontario, Canada (November 7, 2011). Paul Haggis with moderator and CFC Producer Mentor Christina Piovesan. [Source: Canadian Film Centre]

by Easton Lexander // 30 July 2018

It is well known that in Hollywood, nothing is ever sacred or sacrosanct except that which targets the men and women who make up the power elite of the studio system and offends their politics and sensibilities. As an example from recent history that is now practically forgotten in mass media and even among so-called “progressives,” eighty-five Hollywood actors and power players unabashedly supported the illegal 2006 Israeli war of aggression against Lebanon and the Lebanese people. This was in spite of the fact that Israeli forces did not specifically target Hezbollah or their alleged “terrorist” compounds, but the entire transportation, military and even civilian infrastructure of the entire country, actions which were and continue to be considered war crimes of the most brutal nature. The provocative actions of Hezbollah which led to the bloody Israeli scorched earth response had nothing whatsoever to do with the Lebanese Armed Forces nor the government of Lebanon. Israel even tried, in all desperation, to claim that Iran and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards were behind Hezbollah’s actions, patently false accusations that have long since been discredited by Israel’s own intelligence community.

This is simply to illustrate the kind of defective mentality, cognitive dissonance and implicit bias that permeates Hollywood at the very top. These are sick and thoroughly degenerate people who lack even a basic sense of ethics and moral responsibility. It is a cancer that has only grown worse over the years. To suggest that Hollywood power elites have perpetual blinders on throughout their corrupt lives and tainted careers is an understatement.

Such is the case with the recent troubles facing the acclaimed Academy Award-winning director Paul Haggis, who stands accused of vicious sexual assault by four women, according to a recent article by Andrew Denney of the New York Law Journal:

The woman who is suing Academy Award-winning director Paul Haggis for allegedly raping her in his Manhattan apartment is bringing her claim under a little-used civil cause of action for gender-motivated violence created under an 18-year-old New York City law.

And, with Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Robert Reed’s ruling on Thursday allowing the claim to proceed, publicist Haleigh Breest’s suit, brought in the midst of #MeToo movement, is apparently the first time a claim brought under the local law has survived a motion to dismiss, attorneys and observers say.

“I wonder if, and suspect that, perhaps in the wake of the MeToo movement, there’s a heightened awareness of the harm that’s caused by gender-based violence and the need to use all available legal remedies for people who have been harmed to recover,” said Julie Goldscheid, a City University of New York School of Law professor who testified before the New York City Council in support of the Victims of Gender-Motivated Violence Protection Act before its passage in 2000.

The local law was passed after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a federal version of the law contained in the Violence Against Women Act was unconstitutional, but that states and cities could adopt their own versions.

Breest alleges that, following a movie premier in January 2013 on the Upper West Side, Haggis invited her to his apartment in SoHo for a drink. While there, he allegedly forcibly removed her clothes and sexually assaulted her.

In an amended complaint filed Friday, which adds claims of assault and battery, rape, criminal sexual act and aggravated sexual abuse, Breest said that since filing her original claim in December, three additional women have emerged with accusations of being sexually assaulted by Haggis. Breest accused him of being a “serial predator who has preyed upon women for many years” and that he is “sexually excited by women’s fear and pain.”

The three women are each identified in the complaint as Jane Doe. The first was a publicist who claims Haggis sexually assaulted her in his office in 1996; the second says Haggis attempted to force himself on her in 2008 while she was at his office pitching him an idea for a television show; and the third is a woman who met Haggis at a film festival and who alleges he forcibly kissed her while he had her physically restrained.

Haggis denies Breest’s allegations. Haggis said he has back problems that would prevent him from forcing himself on anyone, and that he and Breest never worked together.

Additionally, on the same day she filed her first complaint, Haggis launched a legal attack of his own, bringing a claim of intentional infliction of distress and claimed Breest’s attorney tried to shake him down for $9 million to make the lawsuit go away.

[Source: Publicist Accusing Paul Haggis of Sexual Assault Pursuing Claims With Rarely Used NYC Local Law, New York Law Journal, 27 July 2018]

A simple Google News search reveals that no Hollywood media or industry rags are currently covering this story and that the last time one such outlet did bother to address the story, it was Deadline Hollywood last January in a pathetically weak defense of Paul Haggis by his ex-wife Deborah Rennard.

According to the amended complaint, Paul Haggis is a violent sexual predator and serial rapist:

This is a shocking and egregious case of rape and sexual assault. Defendant Paul Haggis is an acclaimed Hollywood director, screenwriter, and producer, who has won two Academy Awards. Plaintiff Haleigh Breest is a young woman who works for a company that plans film premieres and parties in New York City. Approximately five years ago, Paul Haggis sexually assaulted Haleigh Breest in his SoHo apartment. At the time, Ms. Breest was only 26 years old—less than half Mr. Haggis’s age.

Ms. Breest was not the first woman Mr. Haggis raped and she was not the last he attacked. Since Ms. Breest filed her case, three other women have come forward to denounce Paul Haggis for rape and sexual assault. The experiences of these additional women make clear that Paul Haggis is a serial predator who has preyed upon women for many years.

The emotional and psychological damage to Ms. Breest from the attack cannot be overstated: it has been profound and lasting. Like many victims of sexual assault, due to a combination of trauma, fear, and shame, Ms. Breest refrained for many years from speaking out about the assault. But Ms. Breest came to realize that she could not repress what had happened. She sought mental health treatment and, eventually, gained the courage to come forward.

[Source: Haleigh Breest v. Paul Haggis, Amended Complaint]

The industry narrative that Paul Haggis is a nice, decent fellow who can do no wrong is straight-out blue pill cognitive dissonance.

The red pill version? Paul Haggis is a shameless psychopath and unapologetic rapist who needs to be arrested, prosecuted and imprisoned for sexual violence against women and have his name added to the sex offender registry for his heinous and unforgivable crimes against humanity—and that is precisely what rape and sexual violence are.

It is high time that mass media concede and admit the fundamental truth that women’s rights are human rights, and that crimes against women are crimes against all humanity.

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