“The Paris public prosecutor’s workplace is making a preliminary investigation on counts of rape and sexual assault,” the spokesman mentioned.
Within the French judicial system, Depardieu can be positioned beneath formal investigation if officers discover grounds for pursuing the matter additional.
Depardieu has appeared in movies like “Inexperienced Card,” “The Man within the Iron Masks” and “Lifetime of Pi.” He was additionally nominated for an Oscar in 1991 for his main position in “Cyrano de Bergerac.”
Depardieu’s lawyer Herve Temime advised CNN’s affiliate BFMTV that his consumer was “shocked” by the accusation and “completely denies any assault, any rape and any prison act.”
“I’ve robust parts to indicate that no offense befell,” Temime mentioned, including that the offense was “the other” of Depardieu’s character.
The criticism was filed on August 27 and went to the Paris prosecutor on August 29.
“I remorse that this investigation was not stored secret as normal,” Temime added.
Temime confirmed that the French actor is aware of the girl in query, however denied he was together with her in the course of the dates talked about within the criticism.
Depardieu’s most up-to-date credit embrace a number of French movies and an animated film co-starring Logan Lerman and Helena Bonham Carter referred to as “Sgt. Stubby: An American Hero.”