In nearly sixty years of career, Gérard Depardieu has forged an image of a bon vivant, even a heavy flirt, through his roles and his interviews. Today, two complaints are being examined against him. One for rape and sexual assault, filed in 2018, and the other for sexual assault, filed in 2023.
Furthermore, more than a dozen women who worked with him between 2000 and 2022 denounce the same method of predation on his shoots: repeated sexual comments, touching or insistent grunts.
These accusations, revealed by the online investigation site Mediapart in spring 2023, also demonstrate the complacency of part of the cinema industry towards the behavior of Gérard Depardieu.
More recently, the magazine “Complément d’investigation”, on France 2, broadcast previously unpublished extracts from a documentary. In these images, we see the actor making obscene remarks in an uninhibited manner towards several women, including a minor.
In this video, we look back at the various accusations made against the actor and the two current legal proceedings.
To find out more about Gérard Depardieu’s career and his behavior towards women, we refer you to the survey below.