Paul Haggis can argue Church of Scientology behind rape allegation

Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis will be allowed to assert in court that Church of Scientology 

is behind the rape allegations against the director, a judge in New York has ruled.

Haggis, who was accused in separate instances over the summer of assaulting 

a woman in the Italian movie festival is now able to assert the church was involved 

in an earlier sexual assault claim filed by film journalist Haleigh Breest that dates back to the year 2013. 

The case, which stems from a civil lawsuit filed by Breest which is due to go to trial later this month. 

Haggis has claimed that his meeting to Breest was consensual and the allegations against him were made