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Gérard Depardieu Has Been Accused Of Rape And Sexual Assault By A Young Actress

Date August 31, 2018 13:08

Another case of sexual assault has been made public over this week. A popular French actor, Gérard Depardieu, is accused of rape by a young actress.

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Gérard Depardieu is under fire

69-year-old Gérard Depardieu has been accused of sexual assault by a 22-year-old French actress, whose identity hasn’t been revealed to the public.

The unnamed actress made a statement to a Lambesc police department, claiming she was raped by Depardieu earlier this month in his Paris residence, BBC reported.

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In his turn, the actor denies any claims against him. Depardieu’s lawyer told AFP News:

I regret the public nature of this process, which poses a major prejudice to Gerard Depardieu, whose innocence I am convinced will be recognized.

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#MeToo against sexual harassment

For the previous year, Hollywood has been inundated by stories of sexual harassment. Hardly a day passed without some new celebrity being mentioned as complicit in a harassment episode.

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A lot of famous women united under the MeToo movement, which embraces the importance of women’s power.

During her speech at the Golden Globes 2018, Oprah Winfrey reached out to all women who have been victimized, saying "a new day is on the horizon."

What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have.

 

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The problem of sexual harassment is very important and needs to be highlighted in mass media. But still, we should not judge anyone until their guilt is confirmed. It relates to Gérard Depardieu as well.

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