Australia Gérard Depardieu accused of rape: this new complaint that could revive the investigation

17:40  01 august  2020
17:40  01 august  2020 Source:   programme-television.org

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French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young actress, judicial sources say. Mr Depardieu 's lawyer, Hervé Temime, said he was convinced his client would be exonerated of any blame by the end of the investigation .

Image caption Gérard Depardieu at last year's Paris Book Fair. French prosecutors have dropped an investigation into rape allegations made against actor In a statement, the prosecutor's office said: "A number of investigations undertaken as part of this procedure have not enabled us to characterise

Gérard Depardieu soon targeted by a new investigation?

For the moment, neither the actor nor his lawyer, Maître Hervé Témime, have reacted to this new twist. At the time of the first testimony of the alleged victim, the lawyer had however expressed the state of mind of his client in the face of this case which greatly tarnishes his reputation. "Gérard Depardieu absolutely denies any aggression, any rape or any delicious act, had he said in the press. He is shaken. This accusation is the opposite of what he is and of what he respects (. ..) I am convinced that at the end of this investigation, Gérard Depardieu will be exonerated from any guilt , from any responsibility. " For their part, several celebrities had defended the actor. This was notably the case of Sandrine Kiberlain , who had declared at RTL's microphone: "We must be careful what we say, what we balance as info, because in the collective unconscious now, Gérard is going to be what, an pervert? You have to be wary of all that. As long as there is no proof, Gérard remains the moving and brilliant man and the funny and the brilliant. " It remains to be seen whether she will defend again this time around.

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