Gérard Depardieu targeted by a new complaint for sexual assault

A new complaint for an alleged sexual assault has been filed against Gérard Depardieu, Carine Durrieu Diebolt announced on Sunday February 25 to Agence France Presse (AFP).

The lawyer, who already defends actress Charlotte Arnould, alleged victim of a rape which led to the indictment of Gérard Depardieu in December 2020, confirmed the information from Mediapart according to which she had transmitted to the Paris prosecutor’s office on Friday by registered mail, Saturday by email, this new complaint for acts of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexist insults.

When requested, the Paris public prosecutor’s office was unable to confirm the filing of the complaint, and Gérard Depardieu’s counsel did not immediately comment on all of the facts reported by the investigation site.

Filming of the film Les Volets vertes

According to Mr. Durrieu Diebolt, the facts date back to 2021 and are not time-barred. They would have performed in Paris during the filming of the film Les Volets vertes , directed by Jean Becker. The woman denouncing these facts, named Amélie and aged 53, was a production designer on the set.

According to his account to Mediapart , the actor would have made numerous gravelly remarks during filming in Paris, on September 10, 2021, then later would have “grabbed her with brutality” and would have “kneaded her waist, her stomach, in going up to her breasts . The reported attack was reportedly interrupted by the actor’s bodyguards.

According to Mediapart , another woman, Sarah, aged 33 and third assistant director on the same shoot, accuses Mr. Depardieu of touching her twice “on the chest and buttocks” on August 31, 2021, still in Paris .

The investigative site also claims that the actress Anouk Grinberg, who had denounced Mr. Depardieu’s behavior with women in the press, filed a defamation complaint against Béatrice Achille Geissmann, Mr. Depardieu’s lawyer, for comments made in December on France 5. Anouk Grinberg could not be reached by AFP.

In addition to his indictment for alleged facts dating back to August 2018, Mr. Depardieu is the subject of a preliminary investigation in Paris, revealed by the Courrier de l’Ouest , for sexual assaults in 2014 on a set denounced by a assistant, then aged 24.

The complaint by actress Hélène Darras, who accused Gérard Depardieu of having sexually assaulted her during a film shoot in 2007, was filed at the end of December for prescription.

In December 2023, Spanish journalist and writer Ruth Baza also filed a complaint in Spain against the actor for rape, for acts dating back to 1995 in Paris.

The World with AFP

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