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World French actor Gerard Depardieu charged with rape, old case revived

00:08  24 february  2021
00:08  24 february  2021 Source:   aljazeera.com

French actor Gerard Depardieu charged with alleged rape and sexual assault from 2018 case

  French actor Gerard Depardieu charged with alleged rape and sexual assault from 2018 case The initial case was dropped in 2019 because of lack of evidence but was later revived. FRENCH ACTOR GERARD DEPARDIEU ACCUSED OF RAPEFrench newspaper Le Parisien and broadcaster BFM TV said the woman alleged that Depardieu assaulted her on Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, 2018 at his home in Paris. The two met when Depardieu led a master class at her school, BFM TV reported.The actress, who has not been named, first filed a complaint with details of alleged rape and assault in August 2018 in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence. The probe was taken over by Paris investigators but was soon dropped.

The Paris prosecutor’s office says that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged last December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that had initially been dropped. The office told the Associated Press that the French actor was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on Dec. 16. The Paris prosecutor’s office addressed the charges after the case was leaked to French media. French media reports said the charges relate to allegations made by an actress in her 20s that date back to 2018.

French actor Gérard Depardieu has been formally placed under investigation over accusations that he raped an actress at his home three years ago. The woman accuses him of raping and assaulting her in Paris in August 2018. His lawyer told French news agency AFP that Mr Depardieu "totally dispute[d] The arts world in France has been shaken by a series of accusations of sexual abuse against leading figures. Mr Depardieu , 73, is one of the country's most famous actors , known for films including Jean de Florette, Green Card and Cyrano. An initial investigation into the rape allegations was dropped in

The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged last December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that was initially dropped.

Gerard Depardieu wearing a suit and tie smiling at the camera: Depardieu is among France's most well-known and controversial stars [File: Tobias Schwarz/AFP] © Depardieu is among France's most well-known and controversial stars [File: Tobias Schwarz/AFP] Depardieu is among France's most well-known and controversial stars [File: Tobias Schwarz/AFP]

The office told the Associated Press news agency that the French actor was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on December 16.

The Paris prosecutor’s office addressed the charges after the case was leaked to French media.

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French media reports said the charges relate to allegations made by an actress in her 20s that date back to 2018. An initial inquiry against the star was dropped in 2019 because of lack of evidence, but was later revived . French newspaper Le Parisien and BFM TV said the actress and dancer alleged Depardieu ’s lawyer Hervé Temime was not immediately available for comment, but he has previously said that the actor “absolutely denies any rape , any sexual assault, any crime.” Depardieu is among France’s most well-known and controversial stars. He has appeared in 200 films over six decades and

Gérard Depardieu has been charged by French authorities with rape , it was revealed Tuesday. The 72-year- old actor was charged in December, but the news did not come to light until now. Agence France-Presse was the first to report the charges , citing a judicial source. The actor , according to AFP, has been charged with rape and sexual assault, stemming from alleged incidents that occurred in August 2018 at his Parisian home. The original case was closed without charges in 2019, but reportedly reopened last year. It is not clear what prompted authorities to reopen the case .

French media reports said the charges relate to allegations made by an actress in her 20s that date back to 2018. An initial inquiry against the star was dropped in 2019 because of lack of evidence, but was later revived.

French newspaper Le Parisien and BFM TV said the actress and dancer alleged that Depardieu assaulted her on August 7 and August 13, 2018 at his home in Paris. The two met when Depardieu led a master class at her school, BFM TV reported.

The actress, who has not been named, first filed a complaint with details of alleged rape and assault in August 2018 in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence. The probe was taken over by Paris investigators, but was soon dropped.

Depardieu’s lawyer Herve Temime was not immediately available for comment, but he has previously said that the actor “absolutely denies any rape, any sexual assault, any crime”.

French actor Gérard Depardieu breaks silence after being charged with rape and sexual assault: 'I am innocent'

  French actor Gérard Depardieu breaks silence after being charged with rape and sexual assault: 'I am innocent' Gérard Depardieu has broken his silence after he was charged this week with rape and sexual assault in connection with a 2018 case. The French actor issued a statement through Italian newspaper La Repubblica, telling the publication the accusations made against him are "totally baseless". "There is no proof, there is nothing against me," the 72-year-old said. "This is why I have always been very serene in the knowledge that the accusations are totally baseless. "Me, a rapist? They are only falsehoods and the judge will believe me." © Getty Gérard Depardieu at the International Film Festival in 2016.

French actor Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault allegedly committed in 2018 against an actress in her 20s. A first probe of the rape accusations against Depardieu , 72, was dropped for lack of evidence but later reopened, leading to criminal charges filed in December, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.

French actor Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, the Agence France-Presse reports (via France 24 and Le Monde). The indictment against Depardieu , 72, was reportedly filed in December, although it wasn’t until Tuesday, February 23rd, that a source in the French justice system confirmed the charges . Depardieu is accused of raping and sexually assaulting a then-22-year- old actress at his home in Paris in August 2018. The pair were reportedly rehearsing a scene for a play when the alleged incident took place, but a source told AFP “there was nothing professional

A long career

Depardieu is among France’s most well-known and controversial stars.

He has appeared in 200 films over six decades and is among a few French actors who have made a name for themselves in Hollywood. He won a Golden Globe for his performance in Green Card, a 1990 English-language romantic comedy co-starring Andie MacDowell.

His first big hit in France was Les Valseuses, (Going Places), Bertrand Blier’s classic farce about two wandering thugs.

Before crossing the Atlantic to star in Green Card, Depardieu played an array of roles ranging from Jean Valjean, the thief-turned-saint in Les Miserables, to Christopher Columbus.

In 2014, he played the leading role in Welcome to New York, the film inspired by the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the International Monetary Fund who was accused in 2011 of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

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