Gerard Depardieu Denies Rape and Sexual Assault Accusation

An unnamed woman filed an accusation with French police earlier this week

Last Updated: August 30, 2018 @ 3:49 PM

A woman has accused French actor Gerard Depardieu of rape and sexual assault, a French judicial official told the Associated Press on Thursday.

The actor’s lawyer denied the accusations in several interviews.

According to the French official cited, a woman filed a complaint on Monday near Aix-en-Provence in southern France; on Wednesday, the case was handed over to prosecutors in Paris.

Reports said the incidents occurred on August 7 and 13 at Depardieu’s home, and that his accuser was a dancer and actress seeking professional advice.

The actor’s attorney said he “absolutely denies any rape, any sexual assault, any crime.”

Depardieu, known for roles in “Cyrano de Bergerac,” “The Man in the Iron Mask” and recently the Netflix global original series “Marseille,” recently wrapped production on an Italian fantasy film called “Creators: The Past,” alongside William Shatner.

He’s also attached to star in a biopic about the life of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach.