French actor Gerard Depardieu, 69, is accused of rape

French actor Gerad Depardieu has been accused of raping a 22-year-old actress in Paris

Gerad Depardieu has been accused of raping a 22-year-old actress in Paris.

The claims against the experienced actor were formally made to the police by a 22-year-old French actress on Monday, reports French radio.

It is alleged that the events took place in the Parisian house of Depardieu, a large mansion in the 6th district of the city, on Tuesday 7 and Monday 13 August.

The 69-year-old star denies the accusations "absolutely", his lawyer told the AFP news agency.

French actor Gerad Depardieu has been accused of raping a 22-year-old actress in Paris

French actor Gerad Depardieu has been accused of raping a 22-year-old actress in Paris

Mr. Depardieu is one of the most recognized actors in France and has starred in films such as Cyrano de Bergerac and Jean de Florette.

The romantic story of the French actor has been turbulent and he divorced his first wife, the actress Elisabeth Guignot in 1996.

Depardieu then dated Bond Girl Carole Bouquet from 1997 to 2005. Ms. Bouquet is also a successful French actress who planted Melina Havelock in 1981.

is a French actress and fashion model, who has appeared in more than 50 films since 1977. She played the Bond girl, Melina Havelock, in the 1981 James Bond film For Your Eyes Only.

Described as a character "bigger than life", Mr. Depardieu has made headlines beyond his films over the years.

The star of Cyrano de Bergerac took Belgian residence after a bitter dispute with the French government over the high tax rates.

He later became a Russian citizen in 2013 after befriending President Vladimir Putin.

The star of the green card caused controversy at the time after hitting his home country.

He described France as a place "populated by foreigners and imbeciles who make wine and smelly cheese".

In 2014 he was accused of throwing water on the revelers under his Italian apartment after being disturbed by the noise.

In 2011 he had to apologize for urinating in a bottle on a flight from Paris to Dublin after the crew told him he would have to wait at least 15 minutes until he could use the toilets on board.

The actor was fined last year after falling off his motorcycle while driving drunk in Paris. He did not appear at the hearing in which he was fined 4,000 euros (£ 3,300) and his license was suspended for six months.

Depardieu has never been afraid to strike a blow in the film industry, closing the Oscars in 2016.

He said: & # 39; The cinema no longer exists. There is a world of entertainment and the people, terrified by the Americans, no longer know what language to speak. "

& # 39; There are 10 stars and they are all American. His films are full of special effects … and the rest of the film world struggles to exist. "

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