French actor Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, in accordance with a report from the AFP News Agency, which cited a judicial supply.
The accusation comes from an unnamed actress in her 20s. The incident allegedly occurred in 2018 at Depardieu’s Parisian dwelling, the place she claims two assaults occurred throughout rehearsal classes.
An investigation, which was initially dropped in 2019 as a result of an absence of proof, was re-opened in October and has now led to felony fees.
Depardieu, by way of his lawyer, advised AFP that he “fully rejects the accusations.”
An acclaimed actor who has been Oscar nominated and has gained a number of Cesars, Depardieu has courted controversy over time, together with an incident in 2011 when he urinated on a flight, and in 2012 when he was accused of assaulting a motorist.
Deadline has contacted the actor’s reps for remark.
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