Gerard Depardieu: Oleg Nikishin / Kommersant
French actor Gerard Depardieu is suspected of rape and sexual harassment. This was reported in Twitter account Entertainment AFP, citing a source in legal circles.
The details of the case were not disclosed. Depardieu’s lawyer said that his client “categorically denies involvement in any rape and any harassment”.
According to Le Parisien, the complaint was filed on August 27. Charges against Depardieu was nominated 20-year-old French actress and dancer. She told police that twice has been subjected to abuse on the part of the artist in his house in Paris. According to her, the first incident occurred on 7 August, the second on August 13. The investigation took up the Paris Prosecutor’s office.
The publication does not mention the name of the actress, however close to the investigation, the source reported that she and Depardieu were close enough, he helped her start a career in the movies.
Gerard Depardieu in 2013 is the citizen of Russia. Then he received a permanent residence permit in Saransk, but by 2018 he moved again to France, whose citizenship was also retained. In July it was reported that the actor has accumulated tax arrears at the place of registration, but the police were unable to recover.
Wide publicity the topic of sexual harassment in the movie industry received in November 2017, when Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, actor Kevin spacey and others have publicly accused of rape in the framework of the flashmob #MeToo in social networks. Due to the large flow statements, the Prosecutor’s office of Los Angeles has created a special Department for investigation of harassment in Hollywood.
Video, photo All from Russia.