72-year-old French actor Gerard Depardieu was again charged with rape. This was reported yesterday by AFP.
We are talking about the events of 2018, when Depardieu, presumably, committed sexual acts against a 20-year-old actress, whose name has not been released. The actor’s lawyer said that his client completely denies the charges.
In 2018, Gerard Depardieu’s alleged victim filed a complaint against him, claiming that he raped her twice at his home in Paris. At that time she was involved in the rehearsal of theatrical performances, and Depardieu allegedly invited her to his place to help with her career. It is known that Depardieu knew the girl: he is a close friend of her father. However, according to his lawyer, their meetings were not personal – Depardieu only gave her professional advice.
The ongoing investigation was suspended in early 2019 after investigators were unable to collect sufficient evidence to bring charges. However, after that, the girl resumed the proceedings, acting as the injured party, which, according to French law, almost always leads to the case being considered by an investigating judge.
Last fall, the court decided to reopen the case, and in December Depardieu was charged.
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