French actor Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, a AFP report quoted a court source as saying.
The accusation comes from an unnamed actress of about 20 years. The incident is believed to have taken place in 2018 at Depardieu’s Paris home, where she claims two attacks were carried out during rehearsal sessions.
An investigation that was initially dismissed in 2019 for lack of evidence was reopened in October and has now led to criminal charges.
Depardieu, through his lawyer, told AFP that he “completely denies the allegations.”
A well-known Oscar-nominated actor who has won numerous Caesars, Depardieu has been courting controversy over the years, including an incident in 201
Deadline contacted the actor’s representatives for comment.