Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape

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French actor Gerard Depardieu was accused on December 16 last year of rape and sexual assault in 2018, with the alleged victim being a young actress, AFP reported, quoted by BTA.

Gerard Depardieu denies the allegations.

The complainant, who complained to the gendarmerie at the end of August 2018 that she had been raped twice in the actor’s Paris apartment, managed to reopen the investigation after a Paris court initially did not proceed with the case.

The actor’s lawyer Herve Temim expressed regret that the information became public.

According to a familiar source, the actor is a friend of the victim’s family and the issue is not professional, although the press mentioned a theatrical rehearsal.

In June 2019, the investigation was terminated after nine months because the described violations were not confirmed.

There was a confrontation between the actor and the young actress at the Paris Police Department, but it was not disclosed.

The actress’ lawyer demanded that the privacy of her client be respected.

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