To date, a total of twenty women have testified in the press or in court against the famous actor.

Gérard Depardieu speaks at a press conference.

The giant of French cinema, Gérard Depardieu, is now summoned to be placed in police custody: justice wants to hear him in relation to facts denounced by two women. (Archive photo)

Photo: Associated Press / Thibault Camus

New important step in the accusations of sexual violence targeting Gérard Depardieu: the French actor, already indicted for rape, will be tried next October in Paris for sexual assault on two women during filming in 2021.

At the end of his police custody (…), Gérard Depardieu was given a summons to appear before the criminal courtindicated the Paris prosecutor’s office (the public prosecutor).

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It is a relief reacted to AFP Me Carine Durrieu-Diebolt, who represents a decorator accusing the actor of having sexually assaulted her on the set of Jean Becker’s film.

20 to 25Women have denounced facts ranging from contempt to sexist violence, including harassment and sexual assault. It’s time for him to be judged, There are certainly other victims. At this stage, around 20 to 25 women have denounced facts ranging from contempt to sexist violence, including harassment or sexual assault. It’s time for him to be judged”}}”>There are certainly other victims. At this stage, 20 to 25 women have denounced facts ranging from contempt to sexist violence, including harassment or sexual assault. It’s time for him to be judged added the lawyer, who also defends a woman denouncing acts committed in 2014.

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Gérard Depardieu, targeted by complaints of sexual assault, was summoned Monday morning to be questioned in police custody in the premises of the judicial police.

One of his lawyers, Christian Saint-Palais, announced shortly before 6:30 p.m. (local time) to the press that the actor’s custody was finished.

When a person is implicated, inevitably, there comes a time when they have to explain themselves. And so today was one of those days where we had to explain the accusations we dispute added the lawyer.

At least three women have filed complaints against the 75-year-old actor.

Alleged facts dating back to 2021

The production designer on the set of Green shutters filed a complaint in February for sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexist insults. The facts date back to September 2021 and allegedly took place in a private hotel in Paris.

According to his account to Mediapart, the actor would have made many serious comments during filming, then later would have caught with brutality and he would have kneaded the waist, the stomach, going up to her breasts.

According to Mediapart, another woman, an assistant director on the same shoot, accuses the actor of sexual violence and has also filed a complaint. The trial of the interpreter of Cyrano de Bergerac will focus on these two accusations.

During this filming, from morning to evening, we had the right to his salaceriestestified actress Anouk Grinberg, in an interview with AFP. When film producers hire Depardieu on a film, they know they are hiring an aggressors had accused.

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Another complaint for prescribed facts

Another complaint is made by a former filming assistant. She accuses Gérard Depardieu of sexual assault during the filming of the film The Magician and the Siamese by Jean-Pierre Mocky, in 2014.

The complainant, who was 24 at the time, told the newspaper Western Mail his hands all over (his) body And indecent words of the actor.

The facts being prescribed, the actor will not have to explain these facts during the trial.

Interview with criminal lawyer Ilana Amouyal

Depardieu is also charged with rape and sexual assault

The sacred monster of French cinema has also been indicted since 2020 for rape and sexual assault on a young actress, Charlotte Arnould.

The investigations have been completed since April 17 and the prosecution must now take its requisitions, said the public prosecutor. It will then be up to the investigating magistrate to order or not a trial.

Two other complaints were filed against the actor, one, filed for statute of limitations, by the actress Hélène Darras for sexual assault during filming in 2007, and the second, in Spain, by the journalist and writer Ruth Baza, who accuses him of raping her in 1995.

In total, around twenty women testified in the press or in court.

Never, ever, have I abused a womanfor his part affirmed the actor in October 2023 in Le Figaroreferring to Charlotte Arnould’s accusations.

Portrait of the young woman.

The actress Charlotte Arnould has made accusations of rape and sexual assault against Gérard Depardieu. (Archive photo)

Photo: Twitter/Charlotte Arnould

Other filmmakers targeted by rape investigations

These investigations come at a time when the world of cinema is experiencing an explosion, shaken by a succession of accusations of sexual violence, from actresses, but also from actors.

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After Gérard Depardieu, French filmmakers Benoît Jacquot and Jacques Doillon are the target of an investigation for rape of a minor, after a complaint filed by actress Judith Godrèche.

The latter has become one of the leading figures in the fight against sexual violence in the 7th art in France, following in the wake of actresses Adèle Haenel and Charlotte Arnould.

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