The young woman accuses Gérard Depardieu of sexually assaulting her twice, on August 1 and 13, 2018, during a rehearsal at a play, at the actor’s home, a private hotel in the 6th arrondissement.
She filed a complaint with the gendarmerie in Lambesc (Bouches-du-Rhône) in the last days of August 2018.
The Aix-en-Provence prosecutor’s office opened a preliminary investigation before quickly abandoning it in favor of the Paris prosecutor’s office. The investigations were entrusted to the Judicial Police. Gérard Depardieu was questioned by the police, according to him news.ro.
Nine months later, on June 4, 2019, the complaint was filed without follow-up.
To resume the investigation, the young woman filed a complaint to become a civil party. The approach is an appeal that allows the appointment of an investigating judge almost automatically to reopen the investigation.
In this way, investigations into rape allegations against director Luc Besson or Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin were resumed in Paris, also after the preliminary investigation was closed.