Gerard Depardieu speaks out, maintains innocence after being charged for rape and sexual assault

The French, Golden Globe-winning actor responded to charges of rape and sexual assault becoming public.

2/28/2021 6:30:00 PM

Gerard Depardieu Speaks Out, Maintains Innocence After Being Charged For Rape And Sexual Assault (via Fox411)

The French, Golden Globe-winning actor responded to charges of rape and sexual assault becoming public.

French actoris speaking out after the public learned he was charged in December with rape and sexual assault in a 2018 case that was revived by authorities. Depardieu, 72, washanded the preliminary chargeson Dec. 16 but was not detained at the time. The prosecutor’s office addressed the charges on Tuesday after the update on the case was leaked to French media. 

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The actor’s lawyer Hervé Temime issued a statement to Fox News addressing the charges in which he maintained his client's innocence in the matter. "Mr. Depardieu was indicted in December 2020, an information that had remained secret since then, in accordance with French law," the statement read."This information became public yesterday, which is regrettable. An investigating judge is in charge of this file."

FRENCH ACTOR GERARD DEPARDIEU CHARGED WITH ALLEGED RAPE AND SEXUAL ASSAULT FROM 2018 CASETemime added:"Mr. Depardieu is and remains presumed innocent. He strongly contests the accusations against him. The investigation must continue in calm, secrecy and respect for Mr. Depardieu’s presumption of innocence." headtopics.com

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