French actor Gerard Depardieu denies rape allegations

31 August, 2018, 00:54 | Author: Eleanor Thompson
  • Gerard Depardieu the famous french actor known for his roles such as Cyrano de Bergerac has been accused of rape by an un-named actress

French actor Gérard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a 22-year-old actress and dancer, the BBC reports.

"The Paris public prosecutor's office is making a preliminary investigation on counts of rape and sexual assault", the spokesman said.

Mr Depardieu's accuser is an actress and author who knew the actor before the alleged crimes took place. A lawyer for Depardieu told AFP that the actor "absolutely denies any attack, any rape". He said he expected the complaint to "not prosper on the judicial level".

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Depardieu's most recent credits include several French films and an animated movie co-starring Logan Lerman and Helena Bonham Carter called "Sgt". He is also a businessman and vineyard owner.

"Gerard Depardieu denies any wrongdoing".

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He added that Depardieu was "shaken" by the allegations. Her agent said she was left "devastated" by the attack.

Mr Depardieu's lawyer, Hervé Temime, said he was convinced his client would be exonerated of any blame by the end of the investigation. In 1990, he received his first Academy Award nomination for Cyrano de Bergerac and was awarded a Golden Globe for Green Card.

Russian President Vladimir Putin treated him to a dinner to present him with his new citizenship and Depardieu was subsequently full of praise in an interview to Komsomolskaya Pravda daily.

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