Diné filmmaker arrested on sexual assault
The “Me Too” movement just hit Navajo.
Award-winning Diné filmmaker Kody Dixon Dayish, 29, of Shiprock, is being held in the La Plata County Jail on $250,000 bond on a sexual assault charge.
The alleged victim’s brother said Dayish assaulted his sister, who had reportedly modeled for Dayish’s production company, Saturday morning at a Durango, Colorado, motel.
Dayish was in town for the Durango Film Festival, which was showing his film “Spared.”
As of 8:30 a.m. Monday, a first appearance on the charge had not yet been set, according to court personnel. It was not known whether Dayish had hired an attorney.
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