Investigation into Depardieu rape case possibly reopened

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Gérard Depardieu.
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The French prosecution wants to reopen the investigation into a possible rape case in which actor Gérard Depardieu (71) is involved. The case dates back to 2018, when a young French actress filed a complaint against Depardieu for sexual assault.


The then 20-year-old woman said that the actor, known to us for the Asterix and Obelixmovies, sexually assaulted her twice in his home in August 2018. The actress practiced with Depardieu, a friend of the family, for a film role.

After the complaint, an investigation followed, which was closed in June 2019 for ‘no evidence’. It is not clear whether there are any new indications by which the investigation can be restarted.

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