Gerard Depardieu released after questioning over alleged sexual assaults-UPDATED

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# 29 April 2024 22:55 (UTC +04:00)

French actor Gerard Depardieu has been released after police questioned him in connection with sexual assault allegations, his lawyer has said, APA reports citing Reuters.

French media had reported earlier on Monday that Depardieu was in police custody for questioning about allegations made by two women that he sexually assaulted them on film sets.

Speaking to reporters as he was leaving the police station in the 14th district of Paris, the actor’s lawyer, Christian Saint-Palais, said: “The police custody is over. He is no longer held in the police station.”

Depardieu, 75, one of France’s top movie stars, has been at the centre of a number of sexual assault allegations in recent years that have tarnished his legacy and exposed broader divisions about sexual conduct in France.

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French film star Gérard Depardieu was taken into custody today at a Paris police station after being accused of sexually assaulting two female workers on film sets, APA reports citing WhatsNew2Day.

The 75-year-old, who is already under investigation for multiple similar crimes including rape, is said to have sexually abused production staff on the sets of two films.

One was Les Volets Verts (The Green Shutters), which came out in 2022, and the other was Le Magician et les Siamois (The Magician and the Siamese), which premiered in 2015.

A source in the investigation said on Monday: “Mr Depardieu was summoned to appear at a Paris police station today and is currently in custody.”

‘He is being questioned for two alleged sexual assaults that occurred in 2014 and 2021.’

Depardieu, who became famous with hit films such as Green Card and The Last Metro, vehemently denies all accusations against him.

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