Who is Charlotte Arnould, the woman accusing Gérard Depardieu of rape?

Who is Charlotte Arnould, the woman accusing Gérard Depardieu of rape?

In 2018, actress Charlotte Arnould filed a rape lawsuit against Gérard Depardieu. Yesterday she spoke on BFMTV for the first time in 5 years.

In December 2021, the actress tweeted “I was raped by Gérard Depardieu in 2018.” Charlotte Arnould accuses the 74-year-old actor of raping her twice. A recognized dancer, pianist and aspiring actress, she completed a three-year training course in 2016 at the Actor’s Laboratory, a Paris drama school. In 2019, the young actress lends her voice to the French versions of the Netflix series The end of the damn world etc atypical.

Charlotte has known Gerard Depardieu since childhood. “He’s a friend of my father’s, he held me in his arms when I was a baby, there was a trust and an appreciation.” says the actress during her interview for BFM. In the summer of 2018, the actor invited her to his house, the 22-year-old went there and “everything changes pretty quickly,” she testifies.

A Depardieu affair??

“I know something very serious has happened but I will take some time to process it and raise awareness. This is where I will take the step and file a complaint. On August 27, two weeks after the events, the young woman filed her first complaint, which was dismissed. But in 2020, after the dancer filed a second complaint, the coroner reported “serious and consistent evidence.” Then, on December 16 of the same year, the 74-year-old actor was indicted on suspicion of rape and sexual assault (charges were later upheld by the Court of Appeal in March 2022).

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In April 2023, thirteen women accused the actor of sexual violence in the columns of Médiapart. Sexist remarks, lewd jokes, muggings and sexual assaults between 2004 and 2022 occurred primarily on set and beyond in an atmosphere of “complacency” on the part of the alarmed witnesses and production crew “Oh, it’s okay, it’s Gerard!” . If Gerard Depardieu, “Formally denies all allegations that may fall under criminal law”, says a Tf1 journalist who witnessed the actor’s behavior. Present on the set of the film retirement homeShe claims that Gérard Depardieu “Let out a huge, animal-like growl an inch from her face while she locked eyes with her.”. The young victim is she blushed, looked down”.

Actress Charlotte Arnould denounces this “enormous omerta” surrounding the actor before continuing “There are people who make it possible. All these people in power are feeding the monster.” The entire interview granted to the channel will air tonight at 9pm.