A 22-year-old female actor made a complaint to police on Monday in Bouches-du-Rhone, southern France, over an assault that would have occurred in Paris on 7 and 13 August in one of the homes of the French actor.
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Depardieu's lawyer Hervé Témime confirmed that a complaint against his client had been filed, but said the actor "absolutely denies having committed the slightest offense" against anyone.
Aside from French films and TV-shows, Depardieu has starred in a number of Hollywood films including Kenneth Branagh's "Hamlet" and alongside Leonardo DiCaprio and Jeremy Irons in "The Man in the Iron Mask". The case was assigned to Paris prosecutors Wednesday. "He will cooperate in the investigation and will answer questions", Herve Temime said.
Depardieu, one of France's most recognizable actors around the world, denied the allegations.
His lawyer told France Info radio: 'I had a long meeting with Gerard Depardieu and I am absolutely convinced his innocence will be established'. The two met when Depardieu led a master class at her school, BFM TV reported.
"Rape is a crime, but trying to seduce someone, even persistently or cack-handedly, is not - nor is being gentlemanly a macho attack", the letter reads. "But we are also clear-eyed enough not to confuse an awkward attempt to pick someone up with a sexual attack", the letter continued, CBS News reports. His other notable film roles include The Last Metro, Jean de Florette, 1492: Conquest of Paradise, and Life of Pi.
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