#MeToo Verdict Against Paul Haggis One of the Top 20 Verdicts of 2022 in New York State

  • May 23, 2023

TopVerdict has named the $10 million jury verdict against film director Paul Haggis one of the “Top 20 Verdicts in New York in 2022.” After a lengthy trial, Haggis was found civilly liable in November 2022 for raping film industry publicist Haleigh Breest in 2013. Haggis was ordered to pay $7.5 million in compensatory damages and $2.5 million in punitive damages. Haggis subsequently sought to have the verdict overturned; his motion was denied.

Ms. Breest is represented by ECBAWM partners Ilann M. MaazelZoe Salzman and Jonathan Abady and associate Sara Luz Estela.

TopVerdict.com’s methodology is available on its website.