Actor Gerard Depardieu has been charged with rape, AFP reports, citing sources. BFM TV clarifies that the charges were brought in connection with the events of 2018.
A preventive measure against the actor was not chosen. His lawyer said that Depardieu denied the charges against him and regretted that this information was made public.
The actor was already charged in 2018, but in 2019, after a preliminary investigation, the French prosecutor’s office closed the case. In 2020, his investigation resumed.
Depardieu received a Russian passport in 2013.
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