Sexual violence: the second complaint against Depardieu classified by prescription

The complaint by actress Hélène Darras, who accused actor Gérard Depardieu of having sexually assaulted her during the filming of a film in 2007, was closed at the end of December due to medical prescription, the Paris prosecutor’s office reported on Monday.

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Hélène Darras could not immediately be reached. Neither do the lawyers of the French film giant.

The complaint dates back to September 10. The actress, who had already testified before the courts and in Mediapart, “wanted to respond to the defense that minimizes our complaints by saying that they are “only” testimonies,” she explained to AFP at the beginning of December.

He was referring to the multiple accusations published in the press against Gérard Depardieu, which he contests.

“It took me a year to go from testimony to complaint,” he also confesses. “Walking through the door of the police station and telling a police officer that they touched your private parts is not easy, it takes time to think about it,” he added.

The research magazine. exhaustive investigation, broadcast on France 2, revealed M’s complaintme Darras, who told his story there. During filming, Gérard Depardieu “runs his hand over my hips, over my buttocks” and then “he says to me bluntly: “Do you want to go up to my dressing room?” The actress says “no,” but “that doesn’t change anything,” she says. “Between takes, he’ll keep touching me,” she adds.

In a separate case, Gérard Depardieu was accused in Paris on December 16, 2020 of rape and sexual assault following a complaint from another actress, Charlotte Arnould, who reported two rapes at the actor’s Parisian home at the end of August 2018.

m’s lawyerme Arnold, Carine Durrieu Diebolt recently wrote to the Paris prosecutor’s office to ask them to analyze the report of exhaustive investigation, According to the prosecutor, BFM TV confirms.

The lawyer believes that the statements made by Depardieu on camera probably have a criminal qualification, which the prosecution is currently analyzing.

In the viewer: a new video recorded in 2018 during a trip with the writer Yann Moix to North Korea, where we hear Gérard Depardieu making gestures and noises with his throat imitating the sexual act and making shocking comments.

At a ranch, the actor states in particular that “women love riding horses, (because) their clitorises rub against the saddle (…), they enjoy it a lot.” And to continue: “They are big bitches.”

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