LOS ANGELES, Jan 6: A civil lawsuit charging Oscar-winning filmmaker Paul Haggis with raping a publicist has prompted three additional women to come forward with their own sexual misconduct accusations, including another publicist who says he forced her to perform oral sex, then raped her.

John Avildsen, the Oscar-winning director who made Hollywood’s quintessential underdog story in 1976 boxing saga ‘Rocky with a then-unknown Sylvester Stallone, and crafted another inspiring tale in ‘The Karate Kid,’ died on Friday at age 81, his family said.