PARIS — The Paris district attorney’s workplace stated Tuesday that French star Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual attack after authorities restored a 2018 examination that was at first dropped.
The workplace informed The Associated Press that Depardieu was not apprehended when he was handed the initial charges Dec. 16.
The district attorney’s workplace resolved the charges after the case was dripped to French media.
French media reports stated the charges connect to accusations made by a starlet in her 20s that date to 2018. An preliminary query versus the star was dropped in 2019 since of absence of proof however was later on restored.
French paper Le Parisien and broadcaster BFM TELEVISION stated the female declared that Depardieu attacked her on Aug. 7 and Aug. 13, 2018 at his house in Paris. The 2 fulfilled when Depardieu led a master class at her school, BFM TELEVISION reported.
The starlet, who has actually not been called, initially submitted a grievance with information of supposed rape and attack in August 2018 in the southern French city of Aix-en-Provence. The probe was taken control of by Paris detectives, however was quickly dropped.
Depardieu’s legal representative Hervé Temime was not instantly offered for remark, however he has formerly stated that the star “absolutely denies any rape, any sexual assault, any crime.”
Depardieu, 72, is amongst France’s most widely known and questionable stars.
He has actually appeared in 200 movies over 6 years and is amongst a couple of French stars who have actually gone far on their own in Hollywood. He won a Golden Globe for his efficiency in “Green Card,” a 1990 English-language romantic funny co-starring Andie MacDowell.
His initially success in France was “Les Valseuses,” (“Going Places”), Bertrand Blier’s traditional farce about 2 roaming criminals.
Before crossing the Atlantic to star in “Green Card,” Depardieu played a selection of functions, varying from Jean Valjean, the thief-turned-saint in “Les Miserables,” to Christopher Columbus.
In 2014, he played the leading function in “Welcome to New York,” the movie motivated by the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the previous director of the International Monetary Fund who was implicated in 2011 of sexually attacking a hotel house maid.