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Actor Gerard Depardieu denies allegations of rape and sexual assault

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French actor Gerard Depardieu arrives for a ceremony to honnour French actor Gerard Depardieu, at the Palace, part of the 'Brussels International Film Festival' (Briff), Monday 25 June 2018 in Brussels. BELGA PHOTO THIERRY ROGE
Gerard Depardieu has reportedly been accused of sexual assault (Picture: PA Images)

Actor Gerard Depardieu has been accused of rape and sexual assault by a French actress in her twenties, reports say.

The 69-year-old French actors lawyer told AFP news agency he absolutely disputes 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.

According to Le Parisien, the Paris prosecutors office has begun a preliminary investigation for rape and sexual assault against the film star.

Gerard Depardieu during The 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards - Arrivals at The Shrine Theater in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Gerard Depardieu (Picture: Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)

Its claimed the accusations were reported to police in Lambesc, southern France on August 27, alleging she was abused twice by the actor within Depardieus Parisian home on Tuesday 7 and Monday 13 August.

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The accuser is reportedly known to Depardieu before the incident occurred, and was giving her professional advice.

Gerard is known for his performances in films like The Last Metro, Police, Kenneth Branaghs Hamlet and more recently, Ang Lees Life Of Pi in 2012.

Hes also stared in Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette.

Metro.co.uk has reached out to Gerard Depardieus reps for comment.

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