Gérard Depardieu

French actor Gérard Depardieu accused of sexual violence by 13 women

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During an investigation lasting several months Mediapart has gathered numerous testimonies that accuse actor Gérard Depardieu of inappropriate words or gestures. The accusations come from actresses, make-up artists and production staff. Often taking place in public, the events are said to have occurred during the shooting of eleven films that came out between 2004 and 2022. The director Fabien Onteniente says that on one occasion he confronted the famous French actor over his behaviour. Depardieu himself denies any criminal behaviour. Meanwhile, one actress has just given her account to the French justice system. Marine Turchi reports.

French actor Gérard Depardieu faces probe over rape claim

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The 72-year-old actor is said to have been placed under formal investigation indicted on December 16th 2020 for rape and sexual assault, which he allegedly committed in the summer of 2018.

Actor Gérard Depardieu’s rape investigation is dropped

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Investigation concerning Depardieu, 70, began after a young actress accused him of sexually assaulting her at his Paris home, claims he denied.

French actor Gérard Depardieu accused of rape

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His lawyer says the 69-year-old actor denies 'absolutely' the allegations made against the 69-year-old by a 22-year-old French actress.

Open letter linking Islam to anti-Semitism sparks backlash in France

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Signed by prominent figures, it drew a link between anti-Semitism and Islam, blaming Islamist radicalisation for a 'quiet ethnic purge' of Jews.

Gérard Depardieu to 'sell everything' in France

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The actor and tax exile pledges to get rid of all his properties in France, including a château, several restaurants and a fishmongers.

Cut! France to clamp down on salaries paid to big-name actors

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The Centre National du Cinéma, which funds state films, wants to make movie subsidies dependent on keeping stars' wage bill down.

The French have 'lost their happiness’ says Gérard Depardieu

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Actor who quit France for Russia after a tax row with authorities says his native country is simply 'not interesting anymore'.

Strauss-Kahn to sue over film about sex attack scandal

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The disgraced former IMF chief launches legal action for defamation over film inspired by his 2011 arrest in New York on rape charges.

DSK-inspired Depardieu movie gets Cannes premiere

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Movie inspired by scandal that brought down IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn got its world premiere in Cannes to mixed reviews.

Gerard Depardieu back in France after becoming Russian citizen

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The French actor was given a standing ovation for his performance in the American play Love Letters at the Theatre Antoine in Paris.

France's Depardieu to tread boards again

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The actor will appear in a production of 'Love Letters' by A. R. Gurney at the Antoine Theatre in Paris, his first stage appearance in a decade.

Depardieu says 'misunderstood' over leaving France

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The French actor insists that he never 'left' his country, and says that despite reports he quit it over tax row 'I love France as much as ever'.

Paris court sentences Gérard Depardieu for drunk driving

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The fiery French actor, who recently adopted Russian citizenship amid a spat with the government on taxes, was fined and his licence suspended.

Depardieu to open restaurant in Russia

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The French actor plans to open the restaurant in the provincial town of Saransk in an effort to integrate more quickly into his newly-adopted country.