Gerard Depardieu ‘accused of rape and sexual assault’

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LEGENDARY French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of sexual assault and rape, a judicial source told news agency AFP.

The Paris prosecutor’s office has launched a preliminary investigation for “rape and sexual assault” against the iconic film 69-year-old star, who “absolutely disputes” the allegations, reports Le Parisien.

Marseille born Gerard Depardieu has been hit by serious allegations made by a young woman who visited his flat
Marseille born Gerard Depardieu has been hit by serious allegations made by a young woman who visited his flat
AFP

The official said a woman in her early 20s filed a complaint on Monday near the southern city of Aix-en-Provence and the case was assigned to Paris prosecutors yesterday.

She alleged she was abused in Depardieu’s Parisian mansion flat between August 7 and 13.

His lawyer Hervé Témime told BFMTV:”Gerard Depardieu is shaken, this accusation is the opposite of what he is and what he respects.

“He is totally stunned by this complaint.

“He will cooperate in the investigation and will answer questions,”


French judicial official says the rape and sexual assault accusations against Depardieu are the subject of a preliminary investigation.

In January 2013, Depardieu became a Russian citizen after complaining of high French taxes.

One of France’s most prolific actors, Depardieu has taken part in about 170 movies in his career and gained international recognition in 1990 after starring in English language comedy “Green Card”.


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