The French actor has been accused of sexual assault. Gerard Depardieu’s accuser is a 22-year-old woman whose name is still being kept a secret for her protection.
Local authorities tell BNO News that they started an investigation soon after the young female alleged she was raped by the star, not once but twice!
In the meantime, Depardieu and his legal team have released a statement denying the accusations against him.
Herve Temime, the actor’s lawyer, told AFP News that ‘I regret the public nature of this process which poses a major prejudice to Gérard Depardieu, whose innocence I am convinced will be recognized.’
The attorney went on to make it very clear that his client ‘absolutely denies any attack, any rape.’
Le Parisien newspaper reports that the supposed rape victim decided to file a criminal report at the beginning of this week and French prosecutors are currently investigating her claims.
The publication also reports via some insiders that the woman says she was raped on two different occasions earlier this month at Depardieu’s house in Paris.
Apparently, they knew each other already, and the experienced actor was supposed to give her some professional advice as she is an aspiring actress.
This is a huge scandal considering Gerard Depardieu is one of the most well-known actors in France and is also highly-acclaimed internationally.
He has over 150 big screen titles under his belt.
Depardieu was even nominated at the Oscars back in 1990 for Cyrano de Bergerac, which also received a Cannes and Cesar award later on.
What do you think about the shocking allegations against him? Who is telling the truth? Only time will tell!