French actor Gerard Depardieu accused of rape

Gerard Depardieu the famous french actor known for his roles such as Cyrano de Bergerac has been accused of rape by an un-named actress

A French judicial official said the woman filed a complaint against the French film star on Monday near the southern city of Aix-en-Provence.

Depardieu's lawyer, Herve Temime, said on France's BFM TV that the actor "absolutely denies any rape, any sexual assault, any crime".

Paris public prosecutor's office has opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations against Depardieu after a complaint.

A controversial and larger-than-life character, he became the very face of French cinema due to roles in films such as such as "Cyrano de Bergerac" for which won best actor at the Cannes film festival and was nominated for an Oscar. "The case was passed on to the Paris prosecutor", the source said.

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Depardieu, he added, was "shaken" by 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'. In both instances - which allegedly took place, respectively, on August 7 and 13 - the actress had reportedly been at Depardieu's residence for an informal rehearsal of a play.

Apparently, they knew each other already, and the experienced actor was supposed to give her some professional advice as she is an aspiring actress. The two met when Depardieu led a master class at her school, BFM TV reported. Not only that, but Russian President Vladimir Putin invited him to dinner where he personally presented the actor with his Russian citizenship.

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