Gerard Depardieu faces rape investigation

31 August, 2018, 16:43 | Author: Austin Daniel
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The Russian reaction to the allegations against Depardieu echo the country's responses to the Harvey Weinstein sexual harassment charges.

Russian state television has come to the defense of French actor and naturalized Russian citizen Gérard Depardieu over accusations of rape and sexual assault in a segment aired Friday.

Hervé Temime, the lawyer for France's most celebrated film actor, said that Depardieu "absolutely denies any attack, any rape or any criminal act".

The source said the Paris public prosecutor's office had opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations against Depardieu following a complaint lodged on Monday.

Famed French actor Gérard Depardieu (The Life of Pi, Green Card, Cyrano de Bergerac) has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a young female actor.

The unnamed actress is accusing Depardieu of having assaulted and raped her at his Paris home on two occasions, on August 6 and August 13.

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According to "Le Parisien", the plaintiff, an "actress and dancer" in her 20s, filed the complaint at a gendarmerie in Lambesc near Aix-en-Provence, southern France, saying she had been sexually assaulted twice by the 69-year-old actor. The case was then taken to prosecutors in Paris.

"He will obviously participate in the investigation and answer the questions", Temime said.

The French actor's romantic history has also been turbulent with him divorcing his first wife actress Elisabeth Guignot in 1996.

Depardieu has had a prolific acting career, including over 170 film titles. He rose to global fame when he bagged a Golden Globe for his 1990 role as Georges in the romantic comedy Green Card.

Depardieu stars in Netflix's French series "Marseille".

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