French actor Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault. The Green Card star, 72, was accused of the attack on the woman in 2018, but the case was originally dropped due to a lack of evidence.
However in 2019, the unnamed woman relaunched the proceedings, leading to criminal charges filed in December, a judicial source told AFP on Tuesday.
He has been accused of raping her in his home in Paris in 2018. Depardieu's lawyer Herve Temime said at the time of the allegations that the actor denied the claims "absolutely".
He said: "I had a long meeting with Gerard and am convinced his innocence will be established." The lawyer added that Depardieu "absolutely denies any rape, any sexual assault, any crime" and called theRead more on mirror.co.uk