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Gérard Depardieu: Complaint of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexist insults

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French film star Gérard Depardieu is accused of another sexual assault.

A set designer filed a complaint against Depardieu on Friday over an incident during filming in 2021, lawyer Carine Durrieu-Diebolt confirmed to the AFP news agency.

Accordingly, the actor is accused of sexual assault, sexual harassment and sexist insults.

The Paris public prosecutor's office was initially unable to confirm receipt of the complaint, and the actor's legal advisors did not respond to a request.

According to the lawyer, the 53-year-old woman, whose name is Amélie, accuses the film star of sexual assault during the filming of the film "Les volets verts" by director Jean Becker in Paris on September 10, 2021.

According to a report in the online journal Mediapart, Depardieu made numerous offensive comments to her and also "brutally grabbed" her and "kneaded her around the waist, stomach and up to her chest."

The actor's bodyguards stopped him.

According to Mediapart, another employee on the film set, a 33-year-old assistant director, accused the actor of grabbing her "breast and butt" twice during the same filming on August 31.

The 75-year-old actor is accused of rape in a separate case.

More than a dozen women have accused him of sexual assault and harassment.

Depardieu rejects this.

Despite everything, prominent advocates

The actor is one of France's most famous film stars.

He has worked with the country's most important directors and actresses and has made more than 200 films.

In France, despite the allegations against him, Depardieu still has prominent advocates such as President Emmanuel Macron.