Gérard Depardieu, monument of French cinema, was indicted for rape and sexual assault last December. The information has just been made public to the chagrin of the actor and his lawyer.
Gérard Depardieu was left free without judicial control and totally disputes the facts with which he is accused.
The complainant is an actress in her twenties who wishes to preserve her anonymity. She had lodged a complaint against the actor in August 2018. The case was dismissed in June 2019 by the Paris prosecutor’s office after a preliminary investigation. But in August 2020, after filing another complaint with the constitution of civil party, a judge relaunched the investigation and finally indicted Gérard Depardieu considering that there are “serious and concordant clues” that “the actor has could commit the facts denounced “.
Since the #MeToo wave that began in the United States with the Harvey Weinstein affair, the world of cinema, politics, the media and sport have been shaken in several countries by multiple revelations of rape and assault sexual.
In France, directors Christophe Ruggia and Luc Besson or the president of the National Cinema Center, Dominique Boutonnat, have been accused of sexual assault or rape.
Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin, Swiss Islamologist Tariq Ramadan, former TF1 news anchor Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, modeling agent Jean-Luc Brunel and skating coach Gilles Beyer are thus targeted by comparable charges.
In early February, we also learned that actor Richard Berry and his ex-partner Jeane Manson were the subject of a complaint for rape, sexual assault and the embezzlement of a minor. This complaint was filed on January 21, 2021 by Coline Berry-Rojtman, eldest daughter of the actor, with the public prosecutor of Paris. The alleged facts date from 1984 to 1986, when Coline Berry was between 8 and 10 years old.
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