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Monday, July 13, 1998 Published at 18:50 GMT 19:50 UK


World: Americas

Assault charges for Tarantino

The Oscar winning director is accused of losing his temper.

The BBC's Jane Hughes reports from New York on a case that could cost Quentin Tarantino a year in jail and several million dollars in compensation:

Quentin Tarantino is accused of having lost his temper late one night in an Italian restaurant in New York's East Village and of punching a woman in the face.

She says the blow cut her forehead, made her bleed and left her with a badly swollen face.

Tarantino, director of the hit films 'Reservoir Dogs' and 'Pulp Fiction', appeared in court briefly to be formally charged with third-degree assault, attempted assault and harassment.

The case was adjourned until September. If he is convicted, he faces up to a year in jail.

The woman he is accused of attacking is also bringing a civil suit against Tarantino.

She claims he aimed the blow at her boyfriend and missed, and that there were racial overtones to the attack. She is seeking several million dollars in damages.



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