Suit over rape claim against filmmaker Haggis heads to trial


              Publicist Haleigh Breest, center, is seen at New York Supreme Court, Monday, Oct 17, 2022, in New York. Opening statements are expected Wednesday, Oct. 19, in a civil case brought by Breest, who accused Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis of raping her almost a decade earlier. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Publicist Haleigh Breest, center, is seen at New York Supreme Court, Monday, Oct 17, 2022, in New York. Opening statements are expected Wednesday, Oct. 19, in a civil case brought by Breest, who accused Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis of raping her almost a decade earlier. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Publicist Haleigh Breest, center, is seen at New York Supreme Court, Monday, Oct 17, 2022, in New York. Opening statements are expected Wednesday, Oct. 19, in a civil case brought by Breest, who accused Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis of raping her almost a decade earlier. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Publicist Haleigh Breest, center, is seen at New York Supreme Court, Monday, Oct 17, 2022, in New York. Opening statements are expected Wednesday, Oct. 19, in a civil case brought by Breest, who accused Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis of raping her almost a decade earlier. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis arrives at New York Supreme Court for his sexual assault case, Monday, Oct 17, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            
              Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis, left, and his defense lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, right, arrive at New York Supreme Court for his sexual assault case, Monday, Oct 17, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)
            Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis, right, and his defense lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, left, arrive at New York Supreme Court for his sexual assault case, Monday, Oct 17, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura) Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis waits in line outside New York Supreme Court for his sexual assault case, Monday, Oct 17, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura) Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis, right, and his defense lawyer, Priya Chaudhry, 2nd right, wait in line outside New York Supreme Court for his sexual assault case, Monday, Oct. 17, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura) Canadian-born film director Paul Haggis arrives at New York Supreme Court for his sexual assault case, Monday, Oct 17, 2022 in New York. (AP Photo/Yuki Iwamura)