Gerard Depardieu Accused of Rape: Victim Speaks Out

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Charlotte Arnould Speaks Out

Icon, living legend, myth, sacred monster… Charlotte Arnould, presented as an actress, pianist and dancer, answers BFMTV’s questions about the accusations against the 74-year-old actor, joining others as a victim of the star. She relates facts that go back to the summer of 2018 when she was 22 years old. Gérard Depardieu is presented as a friend of her father, manager of a hotel in Jougnes in the Doubs and who met him in the context of a shoot. “I always lived knowing that Depardieu was close. He held me in his arms when I was a baby. There was trust and esteem,” says the young woman, then stating that she saw him again a week later: “And the same thing happens again.” She specifies that she returned to see him at the actor’s request. Saying at the time of the facts “in a state of extreme suffering”, she says that she knows at this moment “that something very serious has happened” but believes that it took her some time to “consciously” go to file a complaint. Which she did at the end of 2018 at the gendarmerie in Lambesc, in the Bouches-du-Rhône.

Legal Proceedings Against Gérard Depardieu

In 2021, Gérard Depardieu was charged with suspicion of rape and sexual assault. A decision confirmed by the Paris Court of Appeal in March 2022,” recalls the BFMTV website. In April 2023, thirteen women accused the actor of sexual violence, who “formally denies” all accusations that could be subject to criminal law. Charlotte Arnould hopes that some of them will do like her and file a complaint, especially those for whom the facts are not prescribed.

Consequences of the Affair

Gérard Depardieu’s career has been affected by this affair, for one of his recent films, Umami, he was not associated with the promotion. Gérard Depardieu denied the facts through his lawyers. He is presumed innocent of the facts imputed to him until the end of the trial.

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