“A huge omerta. It is with these words, relayed by Le Parisien, that one of the women accusing Gérard Depardieu of rape designates her situation. So to break the silence, this woman, like several complainants, decided to speak openly in front of the BFMTV cameras. They implicate the 74-year-old Franco-Russian actor, accused of sexual violence by thirteen women.
The complaint will be dismissed after nine months of preliminary investigation. A real ordeal for the young woman: "I did not expect it and I collapsed. It was such an ordeal this preliminary investigation that I say to myself, I stop, ”she testifies. She will spend several years through phases of depression punctuated by scarification, alcohol or drug abuse.
But she is not the only one to point to potential offenses and sexual crimes by Gérard Depardieu. Sarah Brooks, who played with the actor on the Marseille series, points to an act of sexual assault on his part. "We were filming in a football stadium in Marseille. […] Depardieu was next to me, and while a crowd of people were taking pictures of us, […] he put his hand inside my shorts and my panties. Faced with this act, the assistance opposes only fat laughter. "It was disappointing, humiliating, shocking. When do you do that to a 20-year-old girl? she regrets. In total, they are thirteen to have denounced the actions of Gérard Depardieu, who, through the voice of his lawyer, "formally denies all the charges likely to fall under criminal law".