Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault. The 72-year-old Cyrano de Bergerac actor was charged for the acts allegedly committed in 2018 against an actress in her 20s, Daily Mail reported Tuesday (February 23). “A first probe of the rape accusations against Depardieu, 72, was dropped for lack of evidence but later reopened, leading to criminal charges filed in December, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday,” the outlet reported.
His lawyer, Herve Temime, told AFP that the actor “completely rejects the accusations.” He is reportedly a friend of the actress’s family.
Her lawyer, Elodie Tuaillon-Hibon, said she hopes her client’s “private sphere will be respected.” The preliminary investigation began in August of 2018Read more on justjared.com