According to media reports, Canadian director and Oscar winner Paul Haggis has been arrested in Italy on suspicion of serious sexual assault. As the news agencies Ansa and AGI reported on Sunday, citing the Brindisi public prosecutor’s office, the 69-year-old is said to have injured a “young foreign woman” so much that she needed medical help.

Haggis himself denies the allegations. He reportedly had his Italian lawyer, Michele Laforgia, declare that he was “completely innocent.”