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Gerard Depardieu taken into custody in Paris: the legendary actor is being questioned in a case of harassment on the set

Gerard Depardieu taken into custody after colleagues complain of sexual assault

The French actor Gerard Depardieu, known for the films Life of Pi and Disco, was taken into custody after his colleagues complained about sexual harassment and violence by him. The man was detained by the Paris police.

The actor had previously been under investigation for his actions, but he was taken into custody only in April this year. According to the Daily Mail, the man will be questioned only on the basis of his two sexual assaults that took place in 2014 and 2021. However, there were more than 13 similar situations, as this is the number of women who worked with him who testified about it.

Gerard Depardieu taken into custody in Paris: the legendary actor is being questioned in a case of harassment on the set

"Mr. Depardieu was summoned today to a police station in Paris and is now in custody. He is being questioned in relation to two alleged sexual assaults that took place in 2014 and 2021," law enforcement officials said.

Depardieu continues to deny all charges. Earlier, a Paris law firm representing the actor called some of the allegations based on "subjective assessments and moral judgments." He himself justified himself under the sauce of "a specific manner of behavior that not everyone understands."

Gerard Depardieu taken into custody in Paris: the legendary actor is being questioned in a case of harassment on the set

A total of three women in the film industry have previously reported harassment to the police, but law enforcement officers have only taken two cases into consideration: those that occurred in 2014 and 2021.

The events described in the first harassment complaint, which Depardieu will be questioned about, took place during the filming of The Magician and the Siamese in 2014. He harassed a 24-year-old assistant producer and used obscene language towards her. The second complaint was filed by a woman who was harassed by Depardieu in September 2021 and again uttered obscene words.

It is worth noting that after the horrors committed, which even forced the actress Emmanuelle Debevere to commit suicide, Gerard Depardieu continued to act in films, and the police dragged their feet for years to open a case against him.

Gerard Depardieu taken into custody in Paris: the legendary actor is being questioned in a case of harassment on the set

It was Emanuelle Debevere who became the first actress to accuse Depardieu of violence and not hide her name, as Charlotte Arnoux had previously filed an anonymous complaint against Gerard in 2018, and only publicly disclosed her identity in 2021.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA wrote that one of the victims was Hélène Darras, with whom he starred in the movie Disco. The actress equated Gerard's attitude to her as a piece of meat during filming.

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