Gérard Depardieu is indicted for acts of rape and sexual assault. It was the actress, Charlotte Arnould, who filed a complaint in August 2018. She accuses the sacred monster of cinema of having raped her twice a few days earlier at the star’s Parisian home, a mansion located in the 6th arrondissement. , as Le Parisien reminds us. Facts that Vladimir Putin’s friend denies as a whole. He challenged his indictment, this Thursday, February 3, before the Paris Court of Appeal. The court decision has been reserved.
After the filing of his complaint, a confrontation was organized in the premises of the Parisian judicial police by the investigators between Charlotte Arnould and Gérard Depardieu. After several months of investigation, the public prosecutor had decided to close without action, indicating that “the numerous investigations carried out” had “not made it possible to characterize the offenses denounced in all their constituent elements”. The investigation was finally resumed after Charlotte Arnould filed a complaint with civil action in August 2020. A procedure which allows the quasi-automatic appointment of a judge to relaunch the investigations, as the daily underlines.
Accused of rape, Gérard Depardieu comes out of silence
Gérard Depardieu spoke in February 2021 on this affair in the Italian press. “There is no proof, there is nothing against me and therefore I am very calm,” he said in the columns of La Republicca. “I can only reject as clearly as possible, as already done before the investigators, all the charges,” he continued. And to add: “For me, the investigation was closed for lack of evidence. In court, I will reaffirm my innocence. I am innocent and I have nothing to fear.”
Gerard Depardieu © Bruno Bebert