But the top critic of Scientology admitted she could not prove a connection between the Church and the director’s accuser.
A jury in the rape trial of Paul Haggis was dismissed briefly Friday as the prosecution and the defense argued over whether or not actress Leah Remini could be called to testify.
Paul Haggis told a Manhattan court he was getting “mixed signals” from a film publicist and even offered to get her a cab home before she allegedly gave him oral sex.
Paul Haggis took the stand in his own rape trial, saying he has “always been a flirt” but strongly denied that he raped a film publicist in 2013.
Paul Haggis’ defense team called fellow former Scientologist Mike Rinder to the stand who testified that the director was among the church’s most hated defectors.
Paul Haggis’ defense has tried to attack the credibility of a woman accusing him of rape, quizzing her about emails she sent him in which she allegedly signed off with two kisses.
Haleigh Breest testified that she felt “like a caged animal” in the Oscar-winner’s SoHo loft where she claimed he forced her to give him oral sex and then raped her.