Gérard Depardieu Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault: Report

Gérard Depardieu Charged with Rape and Sexual Assault: Report
Famed French actor Gérard Depardieu has been charged with rape and sexual assault, according to media reports.

A report from the AFP News Agency broke the news, citing a judicial source.

While details surrounding the case are murky, the accusations against Depardieu reportedly come from an unnamed actress in her 20s. As previously reported, the alleged incident took place in 2018 at Depardieu's Paris home, where the actress claims two assaults took place while the pair held rehearsal sessions.

The claims against Depardieu were initially brought against him in the summer of 2018, but they were dropped in 2019 due to lack of evidence. The case was reopened last fall, however, ultimately leading to the charges.

A lawyer for Depardieu stated the actor "completely rejects the accusations."