The 72-year-old French cinema-goer was charged on December 16, according to the AFP, and denied the allegations.
According to AFP, the actress filed a criminal complaint in August 2018, when she told police that Depardieu had raped her twice a few days ago at her residence in Paris. The Paris prosecutor’s office first closed the case in June 2019 after nine months of preliminary investigation, but the prosecutor’s wife last August demanded a repeat of the investigation, which was entrusted to the investigating judge.
The actor denies everything
The actress claims that Depardieu, who has also had Russian citizenship since 2013, committed rape and sexual aggression on 7 and 13 August 2018 in a hotel in VI. District of Paris.
The lawyer for the actor Hervé Témime told AFP that Depardieu, who is being investigated in general, completely refuses to commit the acts of which he is accused. According to a source familiar with the investigation, Depardieu is a friend of the victim’s family, who is between 20 and 30 years old.