Gérard Depardieu, a Russian nationalized French actor, has been accused of rape and sexual assault, crimes allegedly committed in August 2018 in his Parisian home against an actress in her 20s, a judicial source told . on Tuesday.
The initial investigation into rape allegations against the 72-year-old artist was reportedly dropped in 2019 for lack of evidence, but reopened last summer, leading to criminal charges filed on December 16. Despite the accusation, no provisional security measures were taken against him, reports EFE.
Depardieu, who was nominated for an Oscar in 1990 for his role in “Cyrano de Bergerac,” has denied all allegations, said his lawyer, Herve Temime, adding that the actor is at large but under judicial supervision.