French actor Depardieu charged with rape in revived case
FILE - In this Monday, Nov. 14, 2016 file photo, actor Gerard Depardieu attends the premiere of the movie "Tour de France", in Paris. The Paris prosecutors office said Tuesday Feb. 23, 2021, commenting on charges after they were leaked to the French press, saying that French actor Gerard Depardieu was handed preliminary rape and sexual assault charges on Dec. 16, 2020, without the actor being detained. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)PARIS – The Paris prosecutor’s office said on Tuesday that French actor Gerard Depardieu was charged in December with rape and sexual assault after authorities revived a 2018 investigation that was initially dropped. The office told The Associated Press that Depardieu was not detained when he was handed the preliminary charges on Dec. 16. The prosecutor’s office addressed the charges after the case was leaked to French media.