The French Justice confirms the imputation of Gérard Depardieu for rape


The Paris Court of Appeal confirmed this Thursday imputation of the actor Gerard Depardieu by violation and sexual assault after the complaint filed by the interpreter Charlotte Arnold.

Prosecutor Rémy Heitz has indicated that the investigation of the case considers that “there are serious or concordant indications that justify that Gérard Depardieu continue to be charged” for facts that date back to August 2018.

The 73-year-old French cinema legend requested in May last year the annulment of his indictment in this case, which had occurred six months earlier, but the rejection known today means that the judicial process returns to the hands of the judge training.

The facts

The acts for which he is accused would have happened at the actor’s Parisian home on two different days, on August 7 and 13, 2018according to the French media at the time.

Depardieu, known to the general public for films such as “Cyrano de Bergerac” (1990) or the saga of Asterix and Obelix, knew young Arnould’s father and was in touch with her to give her career advice.

Charlotte Arnold, who was 22 years old thensaid that the veteran French actor abused her in the context of an informal rehearsal for a play.

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Days after the events, Arnould went to the Lambesc Gendarmerie police station, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, to report it to the authorities.

Depardieu has always denied the accusations and after being charged, on December 16, 2020, he was released without judicial control.


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