Film star was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on December 16.
The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged last December with sexual assault and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that was initially dropped.
The office told the Associated Press news agency that the French actor was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on December 16.
The Paris prosecutor’s office addressed the charges after the case was leaked to French media.
French media reports said the charges relate to allegations made by an actress in her 20s that date back to 2018. An initial inquiry against the star was dropped in 2019 because of lack of evidence, but was later revived.
French newspaper Le Parisien and BFM TV said the actress and dancer alleged that Depardieu assaulted her on August 7 and August 13, 2018 at his home in Paris. The ……
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