Gerard Depardieu Taken Into Police Custody for Questioning Over Sexual Assault Allegations

Gerard Depardieu has been taken into police custody in Paris to face questioning over sexual assault allegations.

The lawyer for the French actor told CNN affiliate BFMTV that the 75-year-old presented himself at a Parisian police station on Monday, where he’s to be questioned over sexual assault allegations from two women. The incidents allegedly happened on film sets, one in 2021 and the other in 2014.

According to local reports, the first woman accused him of assaulting her when she worked as set designer on the crew of 2022 feature film “The Green Shutters.” The second woman alleged that he assaulted on the set of 2015 title “The Magician and the Siamese.”

Depardieu already faces an official complaint of rape dating back to 2018 by actress Charlotte Arnould, who was 22 years old when the incidents allegedly took place. The case remain opens. Another sexual assault complaint filed last year by actor Helene Darras, who accused Depardieu of groping and propositioning her during a 2007 film shoot, has since been dropped for being past the statute of limitations.

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In April 2023, 13 women accused the actor of sexually inappropriate behavior in a report published by French investigative news website Médiapart. Depardieu vehemently denied all the accusations, and in October penned a letter for the newspaper Le Figaro in which he stated, “Never ever have I abused a woman.”

A representative for Depardieu did not immediately respond to Variety‘s request for comment.

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