ROME:- Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore on Saturday denied assaulting a showgirl as the Academy Award-winningfilmmaker became the latest in the entertainment world to be accused of sexual harassment. Tornatore, best known for his 1988 “Cinema Paradiso”, which took home the Oscar for best foreign language film, was accused by former TV starlet Miriana Trevisan of assaulting her in his office 20 years ago. “I went to Giuseppe Tornatore’s office. My agent organised the meeting. It wasn’t an audition, but a first meeting in view of a film in production,” the 44-year old said in an interview with Vanity Fair.