French actor Gérard Depardieu has misplaced an attraction in a case of alleged rape and sexual attack, and stays below investigation, the Paris Court docket of Attraction showed these days in line with Paris Legal professional Basic Rémy Heitz, native media is reporting.
The long-gestating case started in August 2018, when a then-22-year-old unidentified actress filed a grievance that the veteran French actor had sexually assaulted and raped her that very same month at one in every of his properties in Paris. Thru his attorney on the time, Depardieu denied the allegations and has persisted to take care of his innocence.
An investigation was once later closed for free of charge in 2019, however was once then reopened the next 12 months after the actress, who past due ultimate 12 months revealed herself on social media to be Charlotte Arnould, re-filed a grievance which resulted in felony fees in February 2021.
Depardieu appealed in Might ultimate 12 months. Then again, in line with Heitz these days, “the investigating chamber considers that there are, at this degree, severe or concordant indications which justify that Gérard Depardieu stays indicted.”
In line with AFP, Arnould, who was once provide on the Court docket of Attraction all over the deliberations, mentioned she didn’t want to remark. Her lawyer, Carine Durrieu-Diebolt, mentioned, “It is very important notice that these days all of the magistrates in control of the case… imagine that there are severe or concordant indications which counsel that Gérard Depardieu did certainly devote the acts of sexual attack and rape of which he’s accused.”
One among France’s most famed actors, Depardieu was once nominated for a Absolute best Actor Oscar in 1991 for Cyrano de Bergerac and has received a number of César Awards. He just lately starred in Xavier Giannoli’s Misplaced Illusions (Illusions Perdues) which was once the most important winner eventually month’s Césars.