Film star Gerard Depardieu denies claims he assaulted & raped 22yo actress

Gerard Depardieu

Prosecutors in Paris have opened a preliminary investigation of a woman's rape and sexual assault accusations against actor Gerard Depardieu.

Depardieu denied the allegations on several occasions, professing his love for Russian culture and people.

The unnamed actress made her statement to police in Lambesc, southern France, after which the case was passed to prosecutors in the capital.

The actor, he said, was "shaken" by the allegations, which went against "everything he is and respects".

The 69-year-old French actor's lawyer told AFP news agency he "absolutely disputes" the allegations.

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The young woman was studying at a school where Depardieu is teaching, according to BFM.

Le Parisien reports the actress told police she had been assaulted by the actor twice this month at Depardieu's home in Paris.

Depardieu's lawyer, Herve Temime, has shot down her claims, stating he is convinced his client will be exonerated of any crime upon the completion of an investigation. The two met when Depardieu led a master class at her school, BFM TV reported. He has more than 200 credits to his name and recently starred in Netflix's French political series Marseille. He gained worldwide recognition after starring in the 1990 film Green Card.

In 2014, he had the leading role in Welcome to NY, the film inspired by from the life of Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former director of the International Monetary Fund who was accused in 2011 of sexually assaulting a hotel maid.

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