The applicant is a 22-year-old actress. She maintains that she was attacked twice in 2018, at the actor’s home in Paris.
In August, the Paris Public Prosecutor’s Office requested that the investigation against Gerard Depardieu (71 years old) be reopened for the alleged rape of a young woman. Two months later, several French media confirmed that, finally, an investigating judge will resume the case against the French actor.
In 2018, a 22-year-old actress filed a rape and sexual assault complaint in Aix-en-Provence, in Provence, southern France, against Depardieu.
At the time, researchers were unable to gather enough evidence to proceed with formal charges for the events that allegedly took place at the actor’s home in Paris, twice, on August 7 and 13, 2018.
“The plaintiff wants the justice and judicial authorities to be able to do their job calmly and calmly,” said her lawyer, Élodie Tuaillon-Hibon.
And, always in statements to the newspaper The Parisian, the lawyer stated that she did not understand how the first investigation, which lasted nine months, ended “inexplicably in dismissal.”
And he added: “We are expecting a favorable result, but knowing that it will be very difficult: my client is nobody and is attacking a holy monster. “
Depardieu did not comment on this, but at the time he categorically denied the young woman’s accusation, assuring that it was all false.
In early September, the actor had also been on the covers of newspapers. In this case, for driving “while intoxicated”: He was arrested while driving his motorcycle through the center of Paris because he passed several red lights.
The police subjected him to the breathalyzer test. When testing positive, the interpreter admitted that he had drunk, but that it had only been a couple of beers. Then he was transferred to a police station, where they did a second test, in which it gave a result of 0.40 milligrams of alcohol in blood.
Shortly before that, the French channel BFMTV had aired a documentary titled The man without limits, focused on the protagonist of Cyrano de Bergerac.
“Ogre”, “sacred monster”, “giant” are some of the qualifiers that friends, castmates, journalists and family use to define it.
The actor refused to participate in the documentary, which reviews his life from his childhood in Chateauroux, the city where he grew up with his five brothers in a very humble family, where, according to his older brother, Alain Depardieu, the word “Love” was never heard.
Depardieu was illiterate well into his teens, and before beginning his path to fame, a psychiatric report diagnosing him as “pathological hyperemotivity” exempted him from military service.
At the end of 2012, Depardieu he gave up French citizenship because he was tired of paying “so much taxes.”
A year earlier he had settled in Néchin, Belgium. After criticism from his compatriots, scandalized by his fiscal exile, Putin put in his hands a Russian passport.
Depardieu, lover of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, lives in Saransk, Russia. “He is fascinated by the culture of that country, by all its excesses,” says his friend Jean-Pierre Castoldi in the documentary.